Rose Kleyweg Mitchell, Hy-Vee vice president of education and governmental affairs, said the scholarship recipients rank at or near the top of their classes and are involved in school, church, civic and social activities. "We are fortunate to employ these outstanding young people," she said. "They are our future leaders, and Hy-Vee benefits greatly from their service to our customers and their communities."
Hy-Vee has provided higher education scholarships to employees or high school children of employees since 1969. The company awards up to $80,000 annually to students seeking degrees in a four-year college program. In addition to Mitchell, those serving on this year's selection committee were: Vicky Poole, principal at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa; Reggie Morris, guidance counselor at Grandview High School in Grandview, Mo.; Dennis Hendrickson, associate director of enrollment services at the University of Northern Iowa; Herb Fort, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Craig Munier, financial aid director at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Mark Warner, director of financial aid at the University of Iowa; Doug Bowman, director of admissions and financial aid at Wartburg College; and Marc Harding, director of admissions at Iowa State University.