COLUMBUS -- Kayla Hinds of Newcomerstown was awarded a CFAES Academic Merit scholarship for studies in agriculture and natural resources at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Hinds will graduate with the Class of 2010 at Newcomerstown High School.

The $1,200 scholarship was awarded in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The award is granted to incoming freshmen and first quarter transfer students in the college sizable scholarships, some which may be renewable based on continued high academic achievement.