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4-H Scholarship Winners

Kittson County 4-H is proud of its graduating seniors and the contributions they have made to the 4-H program and to their community.  Twenty-six years ago a scholarship fund was established to recognize outstanding local 4-H members.  These scholarships have been made possible through contributions and memorials from individual community members, 4-H clubs, Home Council, and local businesses and organizations.   These contributions have been greatly appreciated, and helps the recipients of the 4-H scholarships achieve their scholastic goals.

Kittson County 4-H Leader’s Council is pleased to award three scholarships this year – $500 to Charlotta Mattson, $250 to Damian Lofstrom, and $250 to Emily LaPlant. 

Charlotta Mattson, daughter of Earl and Lynnette Mattson, has been active in 4-H for four years.  Mattson is currently Kittson County 4-H Council Vice President and President of the Two River 4-H Club.  Mattson has done quality work on her 4-H projects earning her a trip to the State Fair, volunteers at many camps and events, traveled the state with the Aquatic Robotics team, participated in 4-H Exchange to Texas, and more. Mattson says, “4-H has helped me grow as an individual and become more confident in my speaking and leadership skills. I have also met so many people through 4-H. The whole experience was very rewarding!”

Emily LaPlant, daughter of Liz LaPlant, has been active in 4-H for four years.  LaPlant participated in Leaders’ Council and volunteered for numerous camps, activities, and projects. LaPlant also won Grand Champion in Performing Arts and a blue ribbon at the State Fair for her solo. LaPlant credits 4-H with developing leadership skills with younger kids and is excited to put this scholarship toward getting her degree in Early Childhood Education.

Damian Lofstrom, son of Lenny and DeAnn Lofstrom, has been active in 4-H for 8 years. Lofstrom has volunteered at camps, fairs, and project days. He’s done quality project work, earning the honor of Grand and Reserve Champion as well as trips to the State Fair. Lofstrom acknowledges the value of 4-H and how it has instilled him with a spirit of volunteerism. “If people don’t volunteer, there would be a lot of things that would not get done,” says Lofstrom, “My future looks brighter [due to my] experience in 4-H!”

Kittson County 4-H’s future also looks bright because of the contribution these exceptional young people. Therefore, Kittson County 4-H would like to say thank you and is please to honor them with the 4-H Scholarship. Congratulations!

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