Aureon Announces Recipients of the 2017 Scholarship Program

Aureon has announced the recipients of its 2017 Scholarship Program.

Press Releases published August 25, 2017

This year, 50 highly qualified applicants competed for $5,000 in scholarship funds. Five deserving high school students were selected to receive varying amounts for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in their community, along with their commitment to further their education in a STEM-related field.

The Aureon Scholarship Program supports students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Funded by Aureon and established in 2003, the Aureon Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to students in rural Iowa communities, supported by the Iowa Independent Telecommunications Companies. To date, the company has awarded approximately $65,000 in total scholarship funds.

“We are very proud to support these outstanding Iowa students for their academic achievement, dedication, and community leadership through our Aureon Scholarship Program. Their dedication to pursuing a future career in a STEM-related field is essential for the future of our industry and many industries throughout Iowa,” said Justyn Miller, President, Aureon Technology.

The recipients of the 2017 Aureon Scholarship Program are as follows:

  • Cassandra Labath of Yale, Iowa, plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and major in Computer Science. As a senior at Panorama High School, she was president of Panorama's National Honor Society. She has also been an active volunteer for causes such as Tori's Angels and Panora Pets. She has also participated in many activities (school drama, speech, golf, volleyball, choir, and band) throughout her high school career. As a junior, she was selected to go to NASA Johnson Space Settlement Design Competition, where her team won first place. We wish Cassandra all the best at Iowa State, Go Cyclones!
  • Peyton Staab of Swisher, Iowa, plans to attend Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and major in Biology. As a senior at Prairie High School, she was involved in Business Professionals of America (BPA), Science National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Key Club, and Book Club. She also enjoyed serving her community at St. Luke’s hospital, as a wheelchair trainer, the Novel Cup at her school library, the yearly foundation golf outing, her church, and at various other local organizations through Key Club. We wish Peyton all the best at Mount Mercy, Go Mustangs!
  • Gracie Danner of West Liberty, Iowa, plans to attend Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and major in Animal Science. As a senior at West Liberty High School, she was a National Honor Society officer. She has also been heavily involved in FFA, 4-H, and other agricultural-based activities. After she finishes her degree, she plans to return to her family’s farm in West Liberty to manage operations, help impact the next generation of agriculturists, and make a difference in the lives of future agriculturists. We wish Gracie all the best at Kansas State, Go Wildcats!
  • Marty Knepper of Cascade, Iowa, plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and major in Agricultural Engineering. As a senior at Cascade High School, he has been heavily involved in FFA. He is also involved in his church and community as he helps maintain the church grounds and cemetery. Marty has served as a server, greeter, usher, lector, and a Eucharistic minister at his church and volunteers to play Taps at local cemeteries on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. After he finishes his degree, Marty plans to pursue a career at John Deere, so he can continually improve equipment for the betterment of agriculture. We wish Marty all the best at Iowa State, Go Cyclones!
  • Jace Moore of Guttenberg, Iowa, plans to attend Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and major in Engineering. As a senior at Clayton Ridge High School, he was president of Panorama's National Honor Society and has been very involved in community service. He has helped with youth football camps, refereed youth football games, and coached a little league baseball team. He has also helped the community by raking leaves and shoveling snow for the elderly as well building a wheel chair ramp for a neighbor paralyzed in an accident and volunteering with many local food drives. We wish Jace all the best at Wartburg, Go Knights!

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