Cooper Royer, son of Joe and Shelley Royer of Indianola and grandson of Donna and Jim Beaty of rural Mystic and Larry and Diana Royer of rural Numa, was the recipient of the first Betty Pauletti Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was given in memory of Betty Pauletti on behalf of the local Beta Sigma Phi Iowa Nu Master chapter to a 4-H member with a tie to the local chapter.
Cooper has participated in 4-H since he was eight years old beginning with the "pre-4-H" Clover Kids and then joining the Shooting Stars 4-H Club. He was also active in FFA serving as chapter vice-president and earned his Iowa Degree in 2014. Cooper was involved in National Honor Society, baseball, Science Club, basketball, golf, vocal music and volunteers for many organizations — many stemming from his involvement in Dobbers Up in memory of his baseball coach who passed away from ALS. He has been involved with the Warren County Fair and the Iowa State Fair and has spent many hours volunteering and working for both. Cooper's future plans include attending Iowa State University in the fall and majoring in Animal Science with the hope of attending veterinary school.