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Conservation District awards scholarships to area seniors

Photos submitted to Times Observer Warren County Conservation District Director Dave Miller and Associate Director Richard Smith presented the conservation district's Ralph G. Eckert Scholarships and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen's Clubs' scholarships to four graduating Warren County seniors. Pictured, from left, are Miller, Halee Mineweaser (Warren Area High School -- Sportsmen's Clubs), Natalie Valentine (Tidioute Community Charter School -- Eckert), Connor Carnahan (TCCS -- Sportsmen’s Clubs and Eckert), and Smith.

The Warren County Conservation District has awarded scholarships to graduating Warren County students.

District Director Dave Miller and Associate Director Richard Smith presented the Ralph G. Eckert Scholarships to Connor Carnahan, Bryceton Maille, and Natalie Valentine.

The Eckert Scholarship is awarded to deserving students pursuing conservation-related degrees. It was established as a memorial to Ralph Eckert, who served in the Soil Conservation Service from 1950 to 1966.

Carnahan is a 2022 graduate of Tidioute Community Charter School and will attend Penn State DuBois and major in wildlife technology.

Maille is a 2022 graduate of Youngsville High Schoole and plans to attend Mount Aloysius College, majoring in conservation law enforcement.

Bryceton Maille, a 2022 graduate of Youngsville High School, is a 2022 recipient of the Warren County Conservation District Ralph G. Ecker Scholarship and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen's Clubs' scholarship.

Valentine, a 2022 graduate of TCCS, will attend Penn State University and major in forestry biology.

The conservation district also awards the Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs’ scholarships.

Two of those who won the Eckert Scholarship — Carnahan and Maille — also received the council’s.

The third recipient is Halee Mineweaser.

Mineweaser is a 2022 graduate of Warren Area High School and will attend Slippery Rock University, majoring in chemistry.

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