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Northarvest Bean Growers Association awards scholarships

Skyler Jo Uglem, of Northwood, North Dakota, and Juan Cronquist, of Gilby, North Dakota, each were awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

A variety of dry edible beans
Northarvest Bean Growers Association annually awards scholarships
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FARGO, N.D. — The Northarvest Bean Growers Association awarded $2,000 scholarships to children of association members.

Skyler Jo Uglem, of Northwood, North Dakota, and Juan Cronquist, of Gilby, North Dakota, each were awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

A girl in a peach shirt and torn blue jeans sits on a wicker chair.
Skyler Uglem
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Uglem is the daughter of Troy and Bobbie Uglem. She is attending North Dakota State University to pursue a degree in psychology/pre-medicine. Uglem was a multi-sport athlete in high school and was regularly on the “A” Honor roll. She was recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars and was active in speech as well as Future Business Leaders of America and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. She was also vice president of her local chapters of both the National Honor Society and Future Health Professionals. After finishing school, Uglem would like to return to her rural home area to practice pediatric medicine and start a family.

A teenage boy in a light-colored long sleeve shirt with a short row of buttons stands in front of a John Deere combine.
Juan Cronquist
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Cronquist is the son of Dexter and Mary Cronquist. He is attending North Dakota State University, where he is studying agribusiness and finance. While attending high school, Cronquist participated in basketball and golf, was an active volunteer in his community, served as an FCCLA chapter officer, a member of the National Honor Society and as a student council president. After school, Cronquist plans to return to the home farm as well as join farm associations to help promote agriculture to younger generations.

NBGA has awarded two scholarships annually for the past six years. To be eligible for the scholarship, a parent or grandparent must be a current grower member of the NBGA. Students must be enrolled or plan to enroll in college or technical college and have at least a 3.0 grade point average from high school.

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