Farbest awards four scholarships

HUNTINGBURG — Farbest Foods Inc. of Huntingburg has announced its Academic Achievement Scholarship recipients. One senior student from each of the four Dubois County high schools received a scholarship for superior academic achievement. The value of each scholarship is $4,000, which is worth $1,000 per year for each student. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to receive continued funding.

The applicant must be a citizen of the United States at the time of application, must be a high school senior and have at least a 3.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale for the 10th and 11th grades, must be pursuing a career in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry or agriculture.

Scholarship recipients are Abigail Hauser of Forest Park High School, Jason Mair of Jasper High School, Jared Young of Northeast Dubois High School and Grace Sickbert of Southridge High School.


Hauser is the daughter of Jason and Emily Hauser of Huntingburg. She has participated in Forest Park High School cross country, track and field, swimming and Student Council. She has been active in the Beta Club, Spirit Club and Spell Bowl and Math academic teams. Some of her awards and honors include Pocket Athletic Conference, All-Conference Academic Scholar Athlete Award, academic honors (grades 9 through 12) and induction into the National Honor Society and National Beta clubs. She has had several leadership roles as junior and senior class treasurer, Student Council president and Rangers 4-H Club secretary. Hauser plans to major in chemical engineering at Purdue University.





Mair is the son of Kevin and Tina Mair of Jasper. He has participated in baseball, soccer and Students Against Destructive Decisions four years as well as the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band and Indiana State School Music Association solo and ensemble contests. While attending Jasper High School, Mair has been junior varsity captain of soccer, varsity captain of soccer, Key Club class officer and SADD co-president and treasurer. He also has received several honors and awards including Rising Star of Indiana, Jasper Soccer Alvin C. Fleck Wildcat Award, Varsity Soccer Most Valuable Defensive Player and Indiana All-Academic. Mair plans to attend Purdue University and major in biomedical engineering.





Young is the son of Jayson and Michelle Young of Dubois. While attending Northeast Dubois High School, Young has been active in track and field, swimming, soccer, Spanish Club and academic bowls. Some of his awards and honors include the AP Chemistry Class Award, Social Studies State Champion at the Beta State Convention, honor roll, First Team Academic All-State and lettered in soccer. He has also contributed his time to peer mentoring at the middle school, Natural Helpers at the high school along with other various volunteer work through the Beta Club. Young plans to major in pre-veterinary medicine at Purdue University.





Sickbert is the daughter of Chad and Billie Sickbert of Huntingburg. Some of her activities while attending Southridge High School include track and field, basketball, Natural Helpers, Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has held leadership positions as the team captain of the track and basketball teams, 4-H club president four years, FFA reporter and FFA vice president. Among her awards and honors include Rising Star of Indiana, Southridge Academic Award, Optimist Student of the Month and National Commended Scholar. Sickbert plans to major in chemical engineering at Purdue University.






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