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Former DHS student recognized by Alabama Farmers Federation

John Stuedeman, a Demopolis High School graduate and Auburn student, was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation (AFF) 2014 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon last weekend. He is shown with AFF President Jimmy Parnell.

John Stuedeman, a Demopolis High School graduate and Auburn student, was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation (AFF) 2014 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon last weekend. He is shown with AFF President Jimmy Parnell.

A former Demopolis student was recently honored at an Alabama Farmers Federation event in Opelika.

John Stuedeman, an Auburn student and scholarship recipient, was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation 2014 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Grand National Hotel in Opelika.

He is studying pre-ecological biosystems engineering. The $1,750 scholarship he received was funded by the Marengo County Farmers Federation and the AFF’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation.

He was one of 70 Auburn University students who received scholarships. Alfa Insurance and Federation President Jimmy Parnell congratulated the students for their academic achievements and challenged them to use their leadership skills to benefit the industry and their communities.

“This is an exciting day,” Parnell said. “I look at this as an investment in the future of Alabama, the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama agriculture. These students will be key players in our future.”

Among those recognized were 52 students who received $1,750 scholarships through a new program, whereby the Foundation provides $1,250 in matching funds for every county Federation that contributes $500 toward a scholarship.