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The Minnesota State Horticultural Society awarded eight scholarships to students in its District 8 area covering northeastern Minnesota. The recipients were students who have an interest in gardening. Funds for the scholarships were received from various sources – garden clubs and groups, gardeners, and memorials. The top scholarship, the $600 Sharon Wildung Memorial Scholarship, was awarded to Andrea Hille of Carlton. She’s a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth studying biology toward a career in scientific research. Her horticultural experiences involved working at a berry farm and a greenhouse in the Carlton area as well as family gardening.