A graduating senior from Ottumwa High School was awarded a scholarship from the North Hy-Vee in Ottumwa.
Karena Johnson was given $1,000 as part of Hy-Vee’s 90th anniversary celebration. Johnson was one of 90 high school seniors and college students who were awarded the scholarship. According to Hy-Vee, recipients were employees for the grocery chain or had a parent that works for Hy-Vee. Since 1969, Hy-vee has given out more than $2.5 million in scholarships.
Johnson was senior class secretary. She also participated in varsity tennis, Meistersingers and show choir, National Honor Society, Tes Trams sorority, GEAR UP, and church youth group. She also completed over 200 hours of community service to earn her silver chord.
Johnson plans on attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where she will major in marketing. She will also be enrolled in the University Honors Program.