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Congratulations to National Rice Month Scholarship prize winners

12/9/2013 at 12:00 p.m.

From the USA Rice Federation:

The 2013 National Rice Month Scholarship grand prize was awarded to Jessica Whitaker of McGehee, AR, on Thursday at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in St. Louis. Whitaker took top honors and earned a $4,000 scholarship for her mass media promotion about the benefits of the rice industry. Whitaker's news articles reached an estimated audience of 21,000 throughout southeast Arkansas.

Second-place winner Callie Wilcox of Winnie, TX will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third-place winner Cade Bethea of Stuttgart, AR will receive a $1,500 award.

To vie for a scholarship, eligible high school seniors in rice-growing counties in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas must conduct a promotion during September National Rice Month with U.S.-grown rice as the central theme. The scholarship is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. 

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