Marion County announces 2024 scholarship recipient

Marion County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipient of the Marion County Farm Bureau James H. Johnson Scholarship.

Renee Fremont, a Marion County Farm Bureau member, is a recent graduate of Ridgedale Jr./Sr. High School, where she was involved in 4-H, FFA, and National Honor Society. She shows cattle at the Marion County Fair and recently received her State FFA Degree. In the fall, she plans to attend Marion Technical College and purse a physical therapy assistant associate’s degree. Along with her avid involvement in the community and agriculture, Renee loves photography and hopes to purse this passion as a part-time job upon graduation from her program.

A maximum of three $500 scholarships were available to support the further education of Marion County High School graduates. Congratulations to the recipient; the Marion County Farm Bureau wishes you the best of luck this fall!

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Clark County Farm Bureau

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