2022 Scholarship Winners

Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation Awards Five Local Students

The Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation Board of Directors met this past month and awarded scholarships to five local students planning to study agriculture. Below is a short biography.

Avery Isringhausen, of Vandalia, is the daughter of Diane Isringhausen. She will graduate from Vandalia Community High School this spring and plans to continue her education at Illinois College and study Agriculture Education in hopes of becoming a Ag Teacher. She has been involved in the Vandalia FFA Chapter, National Honor Society, the Fayette County Cancer Fund, and Fusion Student Ministry. She has been awarded her Illinois State FFA Degree, has been on High Honor Roll, and Kaskaskia College’s President’s list. Congratulations to Avery!

Ali Willenborg, of rural Vandalia, is the daughter of Bob and Amy Willenborg. She is a second time recipient of the FCFB Scholarship. She has been attending Murray State University and studies Agriscience in hopes of getting in the Business/Education field. Willenborg has been involved in Vandalia FFA Chapter and has received many awards including 1st place her Supervised Agricultural Experience in Dairy Production Placement on the Section and District level. She has also received her State FFA Degree. Ali has also been involved in the Fayette County Farm Bureau Young Leader program this past year when she is home from college. We wish Ali the best of luck and Congratulations!

Audrey Wilhour is the daughter of Chad and Monica Wilhour of St. Elmo, IL. Audrey is a 2022 graduate of St. Elmo High School and plans attend Lake Land College this fall and study Ag Business and Supply. She has been involved in volleyball, basketball, FCCLA, and FFA where she served as their President. She has been the recipient of many awards and honors including honor roll, English award, and placing in the Ag Sales Career Development Event within the FFA. The Farm Bureau congratulates Audrey on her accomplishments and wishes here the best of luck!

Dennis Wollin, of rural Farina, IL, is a 2022 graduate of the South Central High School. He plans to further his education by moving on to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and study Agriculture Business with the intent of becoming a full-time farmer. He has been involved in the Illinois Association FFA, the Marion County 4-H, and the National Honor Society. Wollin has all been successful in Section 19 and State Career Development Events and his Supervised Agricultural Experience. Dennis is currently self-employed and raised beef to sell to the consumer and, in the summer, he grows and sells sweet corn. Congratulations to Dennis on his bright future. The FCFB Foundation wishes him well!

Paige McKittrick, is from Herrick, Illinois and is the daughter of Carl and Donna McKittrick. Paige will graduate from Cowden-Herrick High School this spring and plans to go on to Rend Lake Community College to study Agribusiness in hopes of getting a job in Seed Sales. She has been involved in Student Council, volleyball, basketball, Track & Field, and the National FFA Organization. Paige has also volunteered at the local food bank in Herrick, IL and the Cowden Pioneer days. The Fayette County Farm Bureau would like to wish Paige great success in her education! Good luck!