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CRI Announces Founders' Scholarship Recipients

SHAWANO, Wis. — Cooperative Resources International (CRI), an agricultural cooperative headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, has awarded three high school seniors with $750 college scholarships. The CRI Founders' Scholarship winners - children of CRI employees - include Megan Glaeser of Appleton, Wisconsin; Mikalya Schmeiser of Arpin, Wisconsin; and Emma Magee of Shawano, Wisconsin.

"The CRI Founders' Scholarship was established in honor of the pioneering leaders of CRI's predecessor organizations," states Terri Dallas, Vice President of Information & Public Relations. "The scholarship rewards children of CRI employees, recognizing young people within the CRI family who have demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership skills."

Scholarship recipient Glaeser plans to study international business at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this fall. She has prepared by excelling academically throughout high school, enrolling in college preparatory classes and taking on leadership responsibilities. Glaeser is a member of the National Honor Society, served as a stage manager for her high school's theater productions and was captain of the school golf team. Additionally, Glaeser was recognized three times as an Academic All-State Selection from the High School Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin. She is the daughter of Paul Glaeser, International Retail Marketing Manager for CRI.

Schmeiser has enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County, with the intent to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Schmeiser excels academically, with a class rank of 1 and a 4.0 grade point average. She has participated in student council, served as class secretary and is a member of the National Honor Society. Schmeiser is also the secretary of the school choir and is involved in 4-H. Outside of the classroom, she has dedicated time volunteering at the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter and St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Her father, Rick Schmeiser, is a Reproductive Program Senior Technician for GENEX (part of CRI).

Magee plans to attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and transfer to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to study animal science. During high school, Magee was involved in student council, was a member of the National Honor Society and has received the Optimist Scholastic Award three years. In addition, Magee has been involved in FFA for four years and 4-H for 12, currently serving as president of her 4-H chapter. Through FFA and 4-H, Magee has helped organize many events, including an annual petting zoo, the annual FFA banquet and gathering supplies for back-to-school backpacks for needy children. Her mother, Sarah Magee, serves as a Lab Technician for GENEX.

"Each of the CRI Founders' Scholarship recipients demonstrated hard work, community involvement and outstanding leadership qualities," states Dallas. "CRI is pleased to award scholarships to these individuals. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."


To learn more about the CRI and the Founders' Scholarship program, visit www.crinet.com.

About CRI
Cooperative Resources International (CRI), headquartered in Shawano, Wisconsin, is the global leader in delivering excellence, innovation and value to members and customers. Built from organizations dating back to the 1920s, CRI and its subsidiaries - AgSource Cooperative Services, GENEX and MOFA Global - encompass more than 1,500 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals linked to the land through plant and animal production. Learn more at www.crinet.com.