Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center award $1000 scholarship to area graduate

by Chabella Guzman

Stella Wegner
Stella Wegner, a recipient of this year’s PREEC scholarship. Courtesy Photo
June 28, 2023

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center is pleased to present a scholarship for $1000 to high school seniors in the Panhandle of Nebraska to further their education at the Nebraska University Campuses, including the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Scholarship winner Stella Wegner, a Gordon-Rushville High School graduate, is planning to attend the College of Technical Agriculture in the spring, where she plans on majoring in Applied Animal Science

While in High School, Wegner was a member of clubs such as FFA and Journalism and was the editor for the yearbook.

“The PREEC Scholarship is important to me because of the opportunities it will give me to further my education in the agricultural field of Animal Science,” she said. 

Wegner hopes to return to her family's ranch to expand her cattle herd. 

The UNL Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center Annual Student Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors majoring in Agronomy, Ag Economics, Animal Science, Vet Science, Agriculture Technology, or a related degree emphasizing agriculture.