Colorado Springs, Colo. – Farm Credit of Southern Colorado is pleased to announce that Tess Hornung has been selected to receive a $1,500 scholarship as part of their 2019 scholarship program.
You might say that a career in business has always been in the future for Tess Hornung. “When I was little and my friends and I would play like we had our own little world, while they were all doctors and artists, I always pretended to be a banker,” said Hornung.
Throughout her childhood the business mentality stuck. Business and accounting classes that the Kit Carson High School senior has taken throughout her high school career have helped to solidify in her mind that a career in business is in fact, for her.
With such a business minded young lady, you would expect nothing less, the 18-year-old Hornung has a very well thought out path for her college education and future career. After first obtaining her bachelors degree in business and accounting, she will work towards her masters and then finally sit to become a certified public accountant. Hornung’s long term goals include opening her own business.
“I imagine myself starting my own accounting practice in rural Colorado where I can work with local farmers and businesses on their taxes and financial records,” said Horning.
As the daughter of a farmer, Hornung has seen firsthand the day-to-day stresses that farmers experience. She realizes that while farmers are busy working the land and worrying about things like the weather, there is another side of the business, with bills to be paid and finances to be managed. This is where Hornung hopes to make a positive impact on farmers and their operations.
Growing up riding the combine with her Dad has not only given Hornung an appreciation for agriculture and the rural way of life, but also a desire to help these people succeed. “With my own accounting practice, I would take a mountain of stress off of my community’s shoulders and help local farmers and businesses flourish,” said Hornung. “Then, farmers like my father could truly focus on feeding the world.”
In the first year of their scholarship program, Farm Credit of Southern Colorado awarded $10,000 to six graduating seniors: Jacob Wright, Walsh High School, $2,500; Joshua Bechaver, Centauri High School, $1,500; Brian Gillen, Elbert High School, $1,500; Tess Hornung, Kit Carson High School, $1,500; Riley Maranville, Simla High School, $1,500 and Tressa Reed, Fowler High School, $1,500.