Cargill recognizes local student with scholarship

Lesa Langlotz received the Cargill Sons and Daughters Scholarship presented by Jon Roberts.

Lesa Langlotz received the Cargill Sons and Daughters Scholarship presented by Jon Roberts. Photo by David Wilson.

A local student has been selected to receive a college scholarship from Cargill, based on the student’s high academic achievement and leadership in school and community activities.

Cargill awarded a $3,000 college scholarship to Lesa Langlotz, a 2011 graduate of California High School. Langlotz is one of 40 children of Cargill employees to receive an award through the Cargill Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters. Recipients were chosen from more than 350 applicants. Langlotz plans to attend University of Missouri in Columbia, majoring in ultrasound technology.

“Congratulations to Lesa and our best wishes to the Class of 2011,” said William McCloud, manager of Cargill Value Added Meats - Retail at California. “Cargill supports education programs in our communities because today’s young people are tomorrow’s community leaders.”

Cargill provides 400 scholarships to high-school students living in communities where it operates in the United States, including 50 for the children of Cargill employees. Cargill employment is not a criteria for the 350 national recipients of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, announced separately. The scholarship programs contribute to Cargill’s approach to corporate responsibility, which is a company-wide commitment to apply its global knowledge and experience to help meet complex economic, environmental and social challenges whenever it does business.

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