April 26, 2019
Erich Scheffert, a senior at Oakes High School, was awarded the Starion Bank FFA scholarship at the FFA banquet on April 14. Anthony Bruhn, Starion business banking officer in Oakes, presented the award.
Scheffert, the son of Harold Jr. and Gail Scheffert, plans to attend North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, studying farm management. His long-term goal is to own and operate his own farm/ranch.
During Scheffert’s high school career, he has been active in school organizations including FFA and SkillsUSA, and competed for the school in baseball, golf and trap shooting. In addition, he is involved with 4-H, Ludden Sportsmen’s Club, youth group at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hecla, and is a Guelph community member. Scheffert has held offices for the Oakes/Sargent Central FFA; competed at nationals for FFA farm business management; and competed at nationals for archery, trapshooting and 4-H livestock judging.