The Benton Scholarship Foundation is honored to be selected as Raegan Junge's charity of choice for the $5000 she received as the winner of the Viewers Favorite in The Weather Channel's Epic Christmas contest on Dec. 20, 2011.

Raegan Junge, daughter of Jerry and Crystal Junge, received the most votes among the contest's five finalists. The contest recognized people around the nation for their extraordinary efforts to help others following this year's disastrous weather events.

The $5,000 contest winnings will ultimately benefit the children of Benton Community. A fund will be set up in Raegan's name with the Benton Scholarship Foundation to award annual scholarships to graduating seniors. Interest earned on the $5,000 should keep the scholarships coming for years to come.

Raegan will personally award the scholarships at the school's annual awards night. "She's excited she gets to give it away," said Crystal.

To learn more about Raegan and the contest, see complete story in the Star Press Union