Rock County 4-H awards seven scholarships

The Rock County 4-H Executive Committee has selected recipients of the 2016 4-H scholarships. Seven 4-H scholarships are being awarded this year. Sponsors include Glen’s Food Center and the Marcel Reisch Scholarship Fund.

Ryleigh Beers will receive the 4-H scholarship sponsored by Glen’s Food Center and a scholarship from Reisch Scholarship. Ryleigh has focused her 4-H participation on the beef project but has participated in many other project areas such as global connections, clothing and textiles, and communication contest.  She is an active youth leader, county ambassador, and has been a club and county officer for several years. Ryleigh is a member of the Magnolia Juniors and attends Luverne High School.

Adam Fodness is the recipient of a Reisch Scholarship this year. Adam has been a club and county officer. He has spent time participating in the horse, rabbit, sheep and swine projects. Adam is a member of the County K9 Club and attends Luverne High School.

Megan Popkes is the recipient of the scholarship sponsored by the Reisch Scholarship. She is a member of the Livewires Club. Along with participation in photography, clothing and quilting projects, Megan has been involved with the beef project. She attends Ellsworth High School.

Andrew Raak is the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by the Reisch Scholarship Fund. Andrew is a member of the Denver Go-Getters. He has held both club and county offices. Andrew participated in many project areas including beef, dairy, photography, crafts and fine arts, and swine. He attends Southwest Christian High School.

Thea Richards from the Blue Ribbon Club, is the recipient of the Reisch Scholarship Fund. Thea has been an active 4-H’er for many years, serving as a county ambassador and state ambassador. While exploring many different project areas during her 4-H career, some of Thea’s project areas have been crafts and fine arts, horse, photography and many other areas. She attends Hills-Beaver Creek High School.

Jenna Schelhaas will receive a Reisch Scholarship.  She served as an officer for the County K9 club and is an active county ambassador. Jenna has participated in the beef project, poultry project, animal science, craft and fine art projects, just to name a few.  She attends Luverne High School.

Mira Uithoven will receive a Reisch Scholarship.  She served as a county K9 club officer and as a county ambassador. Mira has been involved in many project with some listed as the gardening projects, sheep, swine, clothing and textiles, home environment and crafts and fine arts. She attends Luverne High School.

In their applications, all of these Rock County 4-H members reflected on the fun, great opportunities and learning experiences they had while in 4-H. They are all well deserving of their scholarships and positive role models for today’s youth.

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