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Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
Footit Scholarship recipients at the April 15 Carroll County Home and Community Education annual meeting were (from left) Tayte Hunter, Benjamin Rogers, Jacob Dickman, and Matt Keppen. Not pictured are Emily Bush and Douglas Williams. Photo submitted by Gary Johnson.

MOUNT CARROLL – Six Carroll County students were recognized April 15 with scholarships at the Carroll County Home and Community Education annual meeting at the Naaman Diehl Auditorium.

The students each received an $800 Dorothy Footit scholarship, named for the first home extension adviser in the county. Footit also created many home extension units and 4-H clubs.

The recipients were:

■ Emily Bush, the daughter of Drew and Karmin Bush: The Milledgeville High School senior will attend Heartland Community College. Her major will be in psychology, and she will play softball.

■ Jacob Dickman, the son of Connan and Tina Dickman: He is a senior at Eastland High School in Lanark. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and major in music education.

■ Tayte Hunter, the daughter of Richard and Debbi Hunter: After her graduation from West Carroll High School in Savanna, she plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and major in computer science.

■ Matt Keppen, the son of Jon and Lori Keppen. The Eastland High School senior plans to major in mathematics and statistics at Central College in Pella, Iowa.

■ Benjamin Rogers, the son of Linda Rogers: The West Carroll High School senior plans to major in music and mathematics education at Western Illinois University.

■ Douglas Williams, the son of Jeff and Sue Williams: He plans to attend Augustana College to study education and play football after his graduation from Milledgeville High School.

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