Delaware County 4-H Members Win Farm Show Scholarships
Posted: January 28, 2016
Heather is a freshman at Penn State University majoring in Animal Science. She was president of the Delaware County 4-H Poultry Club, and secretary of the Sheep Club. Heather is a five year Farm Show veteran, has participated in youth poultry showmanship and was awarded Outstanding Young Shepherd at Skill-a-thon. This year at Penn State she has become active in Earth House, Poultry Science, and Dairy Science clubs. Heather plans to pursue a career in the poultry industry.
Brendan is a freshman at Widener University studying Mechanical Engineering, with plans to pursue a career in the aerospace industry. As an avid Delaware County 4-H member, Brendan was president of the Sheep Club, treasurer of the Poultry Club, and also a member of the Beef and Dairy Clubs. Brendan built a sheep shed for the 4-H Farm as part of his Eagle Scout project. He also participated in the 2015 Farm Show Junior Shepherds Skill-a-thon.
The Farm Show Scholarship Foundation was established in 1993 through the vision and generous support of several key leaders in agriculture and three companies that contributed more than $11,000 toward scholarships. Current scholarship funding comes from Farm Show champion animal sales, corporate membership dues, individual contributions, proceeds from hotel and restaurant listings in the “Farm Show Accommodations Brochure”, buyer contributions from the Farm Show’s Junior Livestock Sales and the Foundation’s annual benefit dinner and auction. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded nearly $1,064,750 in scholarships to over 395 worthy 4-H and FFA youth. This year was a record giving of $98,000 to twenty eight recipients!