Congratulations to the 2016 Science Achievement Award Recipients

Special congratulations go out to the 44 high school juniors across the state of Minnesota who were selected for the 2016 Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award for their achievements in science, scholarship and service! The award recognizes high-achieving students who demonstrate great interest in science. Each student received a copy of Our Daily Bread: The Essential Norman Borlaug written by Noel Vietmeyer about the 3-time CFANS alumnus and Nobel laureate. Though not all student recipients apply to attend CFANS for college, many have, and they receive a $1,000 scholarship from the CFANS Alumni Society upon successful enrollment. This program is made possible due to the support of Alumni Society Program Sponsors and participating alumni volunteers and school contactsLearn more.

Picture features award recipient Drew Gillman of Le Sueur/Henderson High School, with CFANS alum and Science Achievement Award volunteer Mark Sample '01 (B.S. Animal Science).

2016 award recipients:

  • Austin High School, Hannah Burkhart
  • Braham, Chelsey Swanson
  • Breck, Boniat Ephrem
  • Buffalo High School, Maggie Socha
  • Burnsville, Trang Truong
  • Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Emily Neeson
  • Como Park, Nathan Stover
  • Deer River, Elysia Morris
  • East Ridge High School, Shreya Narayan
  • Eden Valley Watkins, Katherine Gathje
  • Edina High School, Clara Larson
  • Edison High School, Tracy Schaffer
  • Forest Lake, Tory Welsch
  • Hancock High School, Chandler Gramm
  • Hastings, Mackinzie Schaffer–Smiley
  • Jackson County Central, Jacob Christopher
  • Kasson-Mantorville High School, Harrison Heppelmann
  • Kenyon-Wanamingo, Emily Pliscott
  • Kingsland High School, Isaac Miller
  • Lac qui Parle Valley High School, Luke Meyer
  • Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial, Donald Petterson
  • Lanesboro, Leah Ruen
  • Le Sueur/Henderson High School, Drew Gilman
  • Mahtomedi High School, Benjamin Nelson
  • Martin County West, Sierra Williamson
  • Montevideo, Alexandra Wolner
  • Mounds View, Kalei Cartwright
  • Northfield, Elizabeth Oys
  • Park High School, Iyanu Olukoga
  • Pipestone, Karla Nelson
  • Plainview Elgin Millville, Shelby Schwarzhoff
  • Randolph, Grant Otte
  • Renville, Kristi Bratsch
  • RTR, Kaitlynn Jorgensen
  • Sleepy Eye, Courtney Engholm
  • Springfield, Kate Quesenberry
  • St. Anthony High School, Kia Kivi
  • St. Croix Lutheran, Rachel Stokke
  • Stewartville, Colin Willenborg
  • Tracy Area, Kelsey Nordsiden
  • Warroad, Emma Brunelle
  • West Central Area, Aaron Wiese
  • White Bear Lake, Emma Corcoran
  • Woodbury High School, Kyle Topp