The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Committee held its 33rd annual ACCESS Scholarship Banquet on Sunday, March 8, at the Hormel Historic Home.

Winners were selected by the Chamber’s Business Education Committee through a three-step process which included written applications, interviews and speech presentations.

12th grade winners were Abigail Muller, Kathryn Lillemon, Shenali DeSilva and Goamaar Paul.  8th grade winners included Abby VanPelt, Julie Nesvold, Elayna Blust, Claire Bliese, Zaki Nawras and Rose Garry.

The scholarship is available to all Austin public, private and home-schooled 8th and 12th graders.