July 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Angus Foundation Invests in Future Leaders
Junior Angus members receive nearly $212,000 in scholarships during the 2016 NJAS.
One of the three tenets for the Angus Foundation is education. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Neb., 51 scholarships were given to undergraduate and graduate students totaling nearly $212,000 invested in future agriculture industry leaders.
“Supporting youth and education is what the Angus Foundation is all about,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “None of this would be possible without incredibly generous donors from the Angus industry.”
A five-member committee evaluates the scholarship applications and considers National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) involvement, state association participation, leadership and other criteria. Since 1998, the Angus Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships.
The 2016 scholarship recipients were recognized on July 7 and 8 during the NJAS. A complete list of scholarship winners follows.
Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship — $3,000
Joseph Adams, Union Springs, Ala.; Jordan Barker, Monticello, Iowa; Cody Boden, Clear Brook, Va.; Beau Bromenshenk, Billings, Mont.; Taylor Clarke, Rocky Ridge, Md.; Katelyn Corsentino, Denham Springs, La.; Dawson Dal Porto, Brentwood, Calif.; Robert Dolson, Hico, Texas; Kaitlin Fouts, London, Ky.; LeAnn Harward, Richfield, N.C.; Braden Henricks, Anadarko, Okla.; Claudia Hissong, Greencastle, Pa.; Sarah Innis, Milroy, Ind.; Lawson Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; Savannah Schafer, Nehawka, Neb.; C.J. Stevenson, Hobson, Mont.; Madison Styles, Brentford, S.D.; Haley Throne, Lexington, Ga.; Sydney Thummel, Sheridan, Mo.; and Claire Wingert, Ottawa, Kan.
Undergraduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship — $1,000
Kylea Arnold, Horner, W.Va.; Jayne Bannister, Kent, N.Y.; Jaden Carlson, Pipestone, Minn.; Hayley DeHaan, McMinnville, Ore.; Stetson Ellingson, Saint Anthony, N.D.; Morgan Fruge, Jennings, La.; Megan Green, Leavenworth, Kan.; Abbey Gretsch, Lexington, Ga.; Tanner Hash, Archer City, Texas; Victoria Hernandez, Wellington, Fla.; Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa; Kale Kiesewetter, Letts, Iowa; Andrew Livingston, Nokomis, Ill.; Ben Marsh, Union, Ill.; Faith Massingill, Hamilton, Texas; Isaac McFarland, Keithville, La.; Caroline Miller, Lindsey, Ohio; Matthew Mitchell, Reinholds, Pa.; Christina Mogck, Olivet, S.D.; Ruby Monn, Shippensburg, Pa.; Audra Montgomery, Carrington, N.D.; Robert Nixon III, Rapidan, Va.; Mary Oliver, Union City, Tenn.; John Reasor, Wildwood, Ga.; Krisha Retherford, Indianapolis, Ind.; Hannah Steph, Tatum, Texas; Emily Stovall, Corsicana, Texas; Carly Watt, Iva, S.C.; Drew Williams, Milan, Ga.; and Derek Wolf, Windthorst, Texas.
Graduate Angus Foundation General Scholarship — $5,000
Allison Dubs, Billings, Mont.; Maggie Jasper, Versailles, Ky.; Lindsay Upperman, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Stephanie Lastovica, Salado, Texas.
2012 NJAS – In A League of their Own — $500
Kaitlin Fouts, London, Ky.; Caroline Miller, Lindsey, Ohio; and Mary Oliver, Union City, Tenn.
Arkansas Angus Auxiliary — $500
Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark.
Jean Ann (Neumeyer) Bojorquez Memorial and Robert and Hollyce Neumeyer Angus Scholarship — $500
Cassandra Garcia, Renton, Wash.
C.L. Cook Angus Scholarship Endowment Fund — $500
Haley Throne, Lexington, Ga.
Certified Angus Beef/National Junior Angus Association — $1,000
Macy Perry, Prather, Calif.
Oliver A. Hansen/Laudemere Farm — $500
Reed McCormick, Pleasantville, Iowa
James and Mary Lou Henderson/Bradley 3 Ranch Angus Scholarship — $500
Karisa Pfeiffer, Orlando, Okla.
Howard and Joanne Hillman/Bon View Farms Angus Scholarship — $1,000
Madison Styles, Brentford, S.D.
James E Horton, Jr. Angus Scholarship — $1,500
Reid McGuire, Waverly, Ala.
Iowa Junior Angus Association Scholarship — $500
Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa – state recipient
Elizabeth Nixon, Rapidan, Va. – national recipient
Kansas Angus Association Scholarship — $1,000
Jackson Wingert, Ottawa, Kan.
Gordon and Robin Keys and Family Angus Scholarship Endowment Funds — $1,000
Emily Velisek, Gaithersburg, Md. – Maryland recipient
Robert Nixon III, Rapidan, Va. – Virginia recipient
Ed and Wilma Minix/Blackwitch Angus Farm Scholarship — $2,500
Morgan Alexander, Berryville, Va.
Montana Angus Youth Scholarship — $1,500
Beau Bromenshenk, Billings, Mont.
NJAA Alumni and Friends Scholarship — $1,500
Ruth Ann Myers, Harrodsburg, Ky.
Mack C. Olson Memorial Angus Scholarship — $500
Nicholas Prevo, Pulaski, Iowa
Pennsylvania Angus Youth Undergraduate Scholarship — $500
Eric Shoop, Dalmatia, Pa.
Roscoe L. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund — $500
Sarah Page, Burlington, W.Va.
John Rucker Family Angus Scholarship — $1,000
Elizabeth Nixon, Rapidan, Va.
Joseph and Ruby Schaff/Schaff Angus Ranch Scholarship — $500
Stetson Ellingson, Saint Anthony, N.D.
Ray Sims Angus Scholarship — $1,000
Jayne Bannister, Kent, N.Y.
Angus Foundation Richard L. Spader Scholarships — $5,000
Katie Friederichs, Walcott, Iowa; and Jordan Wagner, Billings, Mont.
Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarships — $5,000
Madison Butler, Vincennes, Ind.; Keegan Cassady, Bloomington, Ill.; Corbin Cowles, Rockfield, Ky.; Michael Cropp, Damascus, Md.; Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill.; Macy Perry, Prather, Calif.; Cheyenne Jones, Franklinton, La.; Will Pohlman, Prairie Grove, Ark.; Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D.; and Cooper Sadowsky, Eagleville, Mo.
Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Graduate Scholarship — $10,000
Esther McCabe, Elk City, Kan.
Texas Angus Association “Texas Challenge” Scholarship — $1,000
Tanner Hash, Archer City, Texas; Hannah Steph, Tatum, Texas; and Emily Stovall, Corsicana, Texas.
Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship — $1,000
Will Harsh, Radnor, Ohio
Cory Watt Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund — $1,500
Michaela Clowser, Milford, Neb.
Western States National Junior Angus Show Fund Scholarship — $500
JD Rosman, Creston, Wash.
DeEtta Wood Memorial Scholarship — $1,000
LeAnn Harward, Richfield, N.C.
Woodlawn Farms Angus Scholarship — $1,250
Alexis Cash, York, Pa.
Gary Brost LEAD Award
Sarah Innis, Milroy, Ind.; Andrew Livingston, Nokomis, Ill.; Ben Marsh, Union, Ill.; and Krisha Retherford, Indianapolis, Ind.
Stan Prox Memorial LEAD Award
Eric Schafer, Owaneco, Ill.
Gary M. Stoller Jump Start Your LEAD Award
Kyra Meyer, Blue Hill, Neb.
About the Angus Foundation
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth and research. The organization has presented more than $2.4 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org.
— Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media
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