May 16, 2016
CHRISTENSEN NAMED F&B SCHOLAR
WHEATLAND (IOWA) Makenna Christensen, a senior at Calamus-Wheatland High School from Calamus, has been named this year’s local F&B $500 scholarship winner.
Christensen plans to attend Iowa State University to major in elementary education. In her application essay, Christensen wrote of her experiences last semester as an assistant in a preschool classroom and how it instilled a value to return to a rural community as a teacher following college.
High school seniors who live in households in the F&B local telephone service area were eligible for the award. Students submitted an application form and three finalists were selected for in-person interviews.
A primary goal of the scholarship is to ensure that children have the privilege of attending college and encourage young people to return to rural areas after graduation.
The local F&B scholarship program was started in 2003 because the Board of Directors and employees of F&B are committed to the education of local youth and believe learning is a lifelong process.
Makenna’s parents are Chad and Colette Christensen.
F&B Communications is the premiere local telecommunications provider offering telephone, long distance, digital video, high-speed fiber and DSL Internet, satellite Internet, wireless PCS and home security services to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges and surrounding areas. The company also provides computer sales and service through their Technology Solutions retail store.
To learn more about F&B Communications, visit the company Web
site at http://www.fbc-tele.com.
For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Assistant General
2016 F&B Communications Scholarship Winner