Jeff Fett has been named the winner of the Carter Pitts Scholarship of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. He is the son of The Rev. Larry and Margaret Fett of Le Mars and a 2001 graduate of Le Mars Community High School.
Fett has been attending the University of South Dakota and working part-time in the sports news department of the Daily Sentinel. He intends to transfer to an Iowa college to continue his studies. He has been active in USD's choir, Bible study, Campus Crusade and the campus newspaper, the Volante.
The scholarship is awarded to a student at an Iowa college or university who intends to follow a career in newspapers. The scholarship reached the endowment stage in recent months as part of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation.
The Pitts family formerly owned the Le Mars Daily Sentinel and Carter serves as publisher emeritus of the Daily Sentinel today.
Although officially retired as INF fundraiser in 1994, Carter and wife, Maxine, have continued to work on behalf of the Foundation.