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The Oregon Wheat Foundation announces a total of nine $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors awarded.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Juan Huerta-HernandezThe Oregon Wheat Foundation is pleased to announce we have awarded a total of nine $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors this year, representing eight counties or regions.

Students were evaluated based on their community involvement, academic achievement and an essay on a wheat industry topic.

The Oregon Wheat Foundation has awarded one of these scholarships to a Central Oregon County graduate:

Juan Huerta-Hernandez graduates from Madras High School with plans to study civil engineering at Oregon State University. He is the son of Juan Huerta and Martha Hernandez of Willow Tree Farms. Juan participated in Key Club and was a member of the National Honor Society. He volunteered with the local fire department and senior home living, and works on the family farm.

The Foundation Board of Directors wishes the best to Juan as he pursues his higher education goals.

The Oregon Wheat Foundation annually awards up to twelve scholarships for high school seniors.

Scholarship awards may be made to a qualifying student from each of the participating counties, which include Baker/Union, Gilliam, Klamath, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wallowa and Wasco. In addition, awards may be made in the Willamette Valley counties and in the Central Oregon counties.

The Oregon Wheat Foundation 2020/21 scholarship application period opens October 1, 2020.

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