For 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store awarded nearly $80,000 in scholarships to 68 graduating high school seniors in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Jennie-O Turkey Store places high value on the importance of continued education and lifelong learning.

The following students in the area were chosen to receive scholarships this year:

Barron High School: Samsam Aden, Fadumo Ahmed, Jamal Ali, Saed Araye, Skyler Dwyer, Nimo Gele, Ericka Gesler, Rylee Hanson, Wubit Hundessa, Hafsa Khalaf, Hunter Knutson and Payton Lawrence. In addition, Zachary Miller and Emily Pintens each received scholarships from Hormel Foods.

Prairie Farm High School: Heidi Schaaf and Jeremy White.

Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School: Benjamin Westholm received a scholarship from Hormel Foods.

About Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc.

Jennie-O Turkey Store, based in Willmar, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded meat products. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. For more information, visit