Two students who received grants from MidAmerica National Bank

CANTON – Jenna Gorsuch and Ryan Riddell have been awarded the MidAmerica National Bank Great Start Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. These scholarships were created to give local students a “good start” in their education.

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Jenna Gorsuch is a graduate of Cuba Middle-Senior High School, where she was an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Her school activities included softball, volleyball, yearbook and student council and class president. Jenna will attend Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in the fall to begin the combined undergraduate biology/doctoral dentistry program. After completing her undergraduate studies, she hopes to attend SIU Dental School and gain as much knowledge and experience as possible so that she can one day impact the lives of many of her own patients.

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Ryan Riddell graduated from Midland High School in Varna this year, where he was Class President and President of the National Honor Society, receiving Basketball All-Conference and High Honor Roll. He was active in basketball, student council, student council, and science club. This fall he will attend Iowa State University in Ames for a degree in business administration. After graduating with a business degree, he plans to return home with more knowledge and experience to further expand his family’s century-old farming and fencing business.

Jenna and Ryan each received $500 scholarships that count towards their tuition.

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