Local student recently received 4H scholarships

Seven local students were recently awarded scholarships from the Ford County 4-H Foundation.

The scholarship recipients include: Conner McCollum, Chloe Fischer, Shelby Robertson, Michael Eaton, Campbell Martin, Tamara Robertson and Kerrstyn Muncy.

McCollum of Minneola High School, received the Myron Nicholson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $400. He is a 13-year member of the DIY Jr.’s 4-H Club and is currently attending Kansas State University, where he will be a sophomore this year. Son of Dave and Kelly McCollum, he plans on going on to get a PhD.

Fischer, who is also a member of the DIY Jr.’s 4-H Club, received the Nobuko Nicholson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $400. A recent graduate of Dodge City High School, Fischer plans on attending Dodge City Community College then heading off to K-State to study music. Fischer’s parents are Scott and Jeanie.

Shelby received the Nobuko Myron Nicholson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $400. A member of the Wilroads Gardens 4-H Club, Shelby graduated from Dodge City High School in 2015 and now attends Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she is majoring in agriculture. Shelby plans on returning to southwest Kansas after graduation to become a 4-H extension agent. She is the daughter of Troy and Janell Robertson.

Eaton, member of the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club, received the Paul and Eldon Glenn Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $400. Eaton, son of Alan and Kim Eaton, recently graduated from Minneola High School and will attend the Tulsa Welding School this fall. Eaton hopes to live in New Mexico or Texas one day where he will pursue his dream of owning his own welding repair shop.

Martin received the Nathan Martin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $700. Martin, a Bucklin High School graduate, has been a member of the Valley Booster’s 4-H Club for 13 years. He is currently a sophomore at Hutchinson Community College and is currently undecided on his major, but does know he wants a career in agriculture. He is the son of Eric an Holly Martin.

Tamara received the Ford County 4-H Foundation Scholarship, made possible by the Belle Hahn Memorial, Majorie Miller and Magdelene Diane Mack Memorial, in the amount of $400. Tamara, also the daughter of Troy and Janell Robertson, is a recent graduate of Dodge City High School and will attend DCCC this fall before heading off to to K-State to study agriculture.

Muncy received the Jean Zimmer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. She is a member of the Jrs. 4-H Club and a recent graduate of Spearville High School and will be attending Lamar Community College to study equine business management this fall. She hopes to start her own therapy riding and breeding center one say while training horses.

All scholarships will be publicly presented on July 23 at 12:30 p.m. after the public style revue during the 2017 Ford County Fair.

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