Brother, Sister Win Farm Bureau Scholarships
The Board of Directors of the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation has selected 11 individuals as recipients of the 2011-2012 Scholarship Program.
Kristen Yunker, of Frankfort, was awarded $1,500, and Doug Yunker, of Frankfort, was provided $1,500.
Kristen Yunker will be a senior this upcoming year at Murray State University in Kentucky pursuing a degree in Nursing and Equine Science. She works on her family farm when she is home from college and assists with the horses they own. Numerous academic awards along with various activities at school and at home provide a well rounded recipient. Her passion is horses which her many awards in horse related clubs and national championships have proven. Kristen has goals of being a horse trainer and breeder and also wants to contribute to children’s health with her nursing career.
Doug Yunker has completed his first year at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Doug has been employed on his father’s farm since the age of 12, focused on hay and straw production. He was involved in FFA for four years, serving two years as president of the organization. He is involved in the Illini Pullers, Ag Mechanics Club and the American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineers. High academics combined with a career focus on Technical Systems provide a solid basis for a future in the farming industry.
Kristen and Doug are the children of Mark and Heidi Yunker, of Frankfort.