ALEC Department announces high school photography scholarship winner

Madison Kreifels
Recent Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca graduate and incoming University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Madison Kreifels is the winner of the 2020-2021 Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Photography Competition.
June 10, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Recent Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca graduate and incoming University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Madison Kreifels is the winner of the 2020-2021 Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Photography Competition. Kreifels will receive a scholarship to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. 

The annual, statewide agricultural and environmental sciences photography competition is open for high school students grades in grades 9-12.  Entries must include an original photograph of agriculture, the environment, or natural resources, and a 250-word essay explaining the content of the photograph. 

Kreifels’ photograph, which she took in December, depicts the movement of a new satellite system across the western sky.  

“The future of agriculture will be enhanced by technology like this,” Kreifels said because it “will bring high-speed and reliable internet to those within our industry”. 

Her image “represents a new chapter in the agriculture industry and rural America.”  

In the fall, Kreifels will attend UNL to study agricultural and environmental sciences communication.  Through this program, she “aspires to give the agriculture industry a voice to its consumers, and connect consumers back to the agriculture industry.” 

For more information about the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication program, visit alec.unl.edu/aesc. 

News Release Contact

  • Renee Donner
  • Admission Recruitment Coordinator
  • Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication Department
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