Sterling, CO–During the 43rd Annual Ag and Tech Awards banquet held at the end of the school year at Northeastern Junior College, a number of students from all over the state received recognition. The event was attended by more than 200 agriculture students, faculty, staff and special guests who were on hand to honor those who received awards. A special guest at the banquet was Jack Annan who has attended 41 of the 43 award banquets held. Annan worked for many years as an admissions counselor at Northeastern and is currently the executive director of the college’s alumni association.
Each year the agriculture and technical education department recognizes students for earning scholarship awards and for being at the top academically in their specific program of study or extracurricular endeavors.
Among the students receiving awards in 2012 were Chance Kanode of Ault, CO. Kanode received the Keith Propst Memorial Scholarship awarded to a freshman student planning to continue his or her studies at NJC the following year. This $500 scholarship is awarded in memory of Keith Propst of Merino who was a state and regional agriculture leader. Kanode also received the Colorado Garden and Home Show Scholarship. Kanode was recently elected a state officer for Colorado FFA and will devote much of his time to this work the coming school year. While at NJC, he has been active in a number of student organizations, both ag and non-ag related.
Sponsors of this year’s banquet included: Cargill, Colorado Community Bank, Northeast Agri-Services and Sonnenberg Agency.
Northeastern Junior College is the largest residential two-year college in Colorado. It offers a comprehensive agriculture curriculum in career, technical and transfer degree programs and is considered one of the largest ag schools in this region.
Chance Kanode of Ault (left) was honored with two scholarships at NJC during its annual end of year awards banquet. Northeastern Junior College, presented by Ag Professor Mike Brownell (right). Courtesy Photo