Clearfield County 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale Committee Announce Scholarship Recipients

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Committee is very pleased to announce the seven recipients of this year’s 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Scholarship.  Each recipient met all of the eligibility requirements, which included being enrolled in some form of post-secondary education and being an active Livestock Sale Participant within four years of applying.  4-H and FFA members are eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years as long as they continue to meet the scholarship requirements.  Former 4-H and FFA members are also eligible up to their fourth year after graduation.   All scholarship applications were due to the Livestock Sale Committee on Sept. 15.

William Ellinger, Jr. was named a scholarship recipient this year.  Billy is currently a senior at DuBois Area High School and has begun taking courses at Penn State University – DuBois Campus.  Billy is the son of William & Valerie Ellinger of Luthersburg.

Another scholarship recipient was Josiah Delwyn Fry.   J. Delwyn is a former member of the Harmony 4-H Club and is a senior at Penn State University – University Park Campus majoring in Crime, Law, & Justice.  J. Delwyn is the son of Barry and Regina Fry of Westover.

Robert Fry was also named a recipient this year.   Robert is a member of the Harmony 4-H Club and is a freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in the area of Natural Sciences & Math.  Robert is the son of Barry and Regina Fry of Westover.

Another scholarship recipient is Tyler Johns.  Tyler is a member of the Clearfield County 4-H Livestock Club.  Tyler is a sophomore at Penn State University – DuBois Campus majoring in Agribusiness Management.  Tyler is the son of Denny and Pam Johns of Curwensville.

Benjamin Kline, a member of both the Clearfield County 4-H Beef Club and Clearfield FFA Chapter, was also named as a scholarship recipient.  Benjamin is a sophomore at Penn State University – University Park Campus majoring in Animal Science.  Ben is the son of Kevin and Christine Kline of Clearfield.

Another scholarship recipient is Michael Moyer.  Michael is a former member of the Clearfield County 4-H Beef Club.  Michael is a sophomore at Penn State University – Behrend Campus majoring in Education.  Michael is the son of Jim and Michele Moyer of Clearfield.

Rounding out the recipients is Morgan Turner. Morgan is a member of the Thundering Hoofbeats 4-H Club.  Morgan is a sophomore at Penn State University – University Park Campus majoring in Biological Engineering.  Morgan is the daughter of Mark and Sally Turner of Philipsburg. 

“A very sincere thank you goes out to everyone who helped make this scholarship possible, especially all of our 2010 buyers, all of the very special people and businesses that donated money directly to the scholarship, and the Livestock Sale Committee for adopting this scholarship and helping it get bigger and better each year!” Jana Lynne Davidson, Children & Youth Development Educator.  Thanks to the generosity of so many, we had over $5,000 distributed in scholarships this year! 

If you would be interested in donating to the scholarship fund, please contact Jana Lynne Davidson at the Clearfield County Cooperative Extension Office at 814-765-7878 Ext. 3.  Donations can also be sent directly to the Clearfield County 4-H & FFA Livestock Club, P.O. Box 104, Clearfield, PA  16830.  All donations are appreciated and money collected between now and next September will be distributed to eligible 4-H and FFA members in 2011. 

4-H is a non-formal youth development educational program of Penn State Cooperative Extension for all youth between the ages of 8 and 19, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, or veteran status.

“Both 4-H and FFA are very similar programs that really help youth develop into tomorrow’s leaders through skills and knowledge gained through their work on numerous projects.” Jana Lynne Davidson, Children & Youth Development Educator 

For more information on how to get your children involved in the 4-H program, please contact Jana Lynne Davidson at Penn State Cooperative Extension of Clearfield County at 814-765-7878 Ext.3.  For more information on the Clearfield FFA Chapter, please contact Lori Clayton at Clearfield Area High School at 814-765-2401.

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