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CRI presents the 2013 Founders’ Scholarships
May 14, 2013

Cooperative Resources International (CRI) has presented the 2013 Founders’  Scholarship, established in honor of the cooperative’s pioneering leaders, to  four high school seniors. This scholarship program is presented annually to  children of CRI employees. Applicants are judged on their scholastic achievement  and demonstration of their willingness and ability to take on leadership roles  in school-related and extracurricular activities.

Those earning the $750  scholarships are Kayla Carson of New Lebanon, N.Y. ; Lauren Casdorph of Twin  Falls, Idaho; Lindsay Daniel of Tiffin, Ohio; and Cole Davidson of Strafford,  Mo.

Kayla Carson is the daughter of Scott and Kristin Carson. Her  father is a Genex Dairy Procurement Specialist. Carson earned valedictorian  honors and was a very involved youth. She played the clarinet in both concert  and jazz bands, served as yearbook editor, played varsity volleyball, and  exhibited dairy and sheep in 4-H. She plans to study marketing at either the  University of Maryland, Syracuse University, the University of Connecticut or  the University of Delaware.

Lauren Casdorph is the daughter of Vaughn  and Heidi Casdorph. Her father is a Genex Territory Sales Manager. Casdorph has  been active in 4-H, serving as club president for three years. In FFA, Casdorph  was elected chapter president and district reporter. She has served in the Idaho  Junior Angus Association as an officer and also reined as the Western States  Angus Queen. Casdorph plans to pursue a career in beef or dairy nutrition by  attending the College of Southern Idaho.

Lindsay Daniel is the daughter  of Roger and Melissa Daniel. Her father is a CRI Shipping Specialist at the  cooperative’s Tiffin, Ohio, facility. Daniel held many offices for her local 4-H  club and currently serves as the Seneca County Junior Fair Board president. In  FFA, she received the State FFA Degree and currently holds the title of chapter  treasurer. She plans to study at The Ohio State University – Mansfield to become  a registered veterinary technician.

Cole Davidson is the son of Lance  and Kathy Davidson. His father is a Genex Territory Sales Manager. Davidson  earned valedictorian honors and served two terms as Student Council president.  He was also elected president of his Future Business Leaders of America and  National Honor Society chapters. Davidson plans to pursue a career in biomedical  research and will attend Truman State University this fall.


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