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First Security Awards Scholarships to Shupe and Witte

First Security Awards Scholarships to Shupe and Witte

First Security Bank & Trust is pleased to announce they have awarded two $250 scholarships to McKensie Shupe and Collin Witte. These individuals were both part of the 2020 West Fork graduating class.

In high school, McKensie Shupe (not pictured) received several awards. She received the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award and earned the Top of Iowa Conference Athletic Academic Medal. Additionally, she earned an Academic Letter for maintaining a high GPA. Because Shupe donated blood five times, she was also awarded the Life Serve Blood Center Blood Cord. She achieved all of this while also completing 39 NIACC course credits.

Shupe plans to continue her studies at NIACC this fall. Her goal is to receive an associate of arts degree before transferring to the University of Northern Iowa where she will study to receive her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has already been introduced to the medical field through her employment at Mercy One North Iowa and Franklin General Hospital.

Collin Witte graduated as West Fork High School’s Valedictorian. He was active in student government and was the President of the National Honor Society. He has also been involved in his church and community, serving as a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church Board. He has achieved numerous awards at the local and state levels in FFA, most recently being named the Star Over Iowa in ag business.

Witte will be attending NIACC to study agriculture. His plans after that are currently undecided, but he is planning a career in conservation and production agriculture.

First Security Bank & Trust has locations across North Central Iowa and headquarters in Charles City. Member FDIC.

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