Emily Martel of Waconia has been awarded a $500 Mackenthun’s Fine Foods Scholarship. Martel has worked for Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia for nearly two years. Martel plans to use the scholarship to continue her education at Normandale Community College studying Liberal Arts before transferring to U of M Crookston to get her Bachelor of Science in Equine Science with Pre-veterinary Emphasis.
Mackenthun’s Fine Foods awarded one $500 scholarship for the 2012-13 school year to an employee or a child of an employee from their company. The scholarship program serves to aid students who are related to Minnesota’s retail food industry by supporting their educational growth.
The scholarship is awarded by an impartial committee of educators and based on community involvement and academic achievements.