Yellowstone Foundation and YBGR staff traveled to Circle, Montana recently for the Ag Appreciation Dinner to honor the late Mel & Kay Johnson, thank current donors (especially Homes for Heifers donors) and share information on the Ranch and Foundation. The Circle Booster Club prepared a fantastic meal that, of course, included roast beef and mashed potatoes and gravy.
The short program that followed dinner touched on the Homes for Heifers program, the mission of YBGR, and services the Foundation offers. The highlight of the event, however, was the announcement that the Melvin & Kay Johnson Scholarship Fund, managed by Yellowstone Foundation, has awarded $409,590 in scholarships to 46 McCone County students over the past 8 years.
Jaqcee, pictured at left, is a 2016 Circle High School graduate and a Johnson Scholarship recipient. Jaqcee shared the impact the Johnson Scholarship had on her education journey. Jaqcee graduated from MSU Bozeman and is currently employed at CHS in Wolf Point.