Alpena grad receives bank scholarship

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ALPENA -- Michael Kolby Watts of Alpena received the Community First Bank Agriculture Scholarship to attend North Arkansas College this fall.

"I am very honored to receive this scholarship," Watts said.

A graduate of Alpena High School, he is the son of Isaac Watts and Robbie and Amanda Schanke. Watts was a member of FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, Quiz Bowl and Choir.

He was a National Agriscience Competitor, State Champ and Runner-Up; 2nd place Quiz Bowl in Arkansas for IA Division; and State Agriscience Overall Champion.

Watts will major in poultry sciences. His goal is to attend Northark and complete his education at a university.

He wants to work as a geneticist or nutritionist at Tyson Foods and finish his doctoral degree to eventually become a professor at the University of Arkansas.

The Community First Bank Agriculture Scholarship was established through a gift to the North Arkansas College Foundation.

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