Jaxon Nielsen of Star City recently was awarded a $600 textbook scholarship from the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company.

Nielsen is an Electromechanical and Instrumentation Technology student at the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology in Crossett. He was was chosen to receive the scholarship based on his academic performance and work ethic.

Nielsen is pictured above, on the right, accepting the scholarship from Scott Kinard, pictured on the left. Kinard is president of Lodge 7 of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company.