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Montoursville, PA 17754-9621


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2016 Scholarship Recipients Awarded

Nine 4-H members and alumni were awarded scholarships at the 146th Lycoming County Fair.

Ariana Paulhamus, Cameron Shaner, Ben Engel, Juneil Ritter, Emma Voneida, Madison MacKenzie, Sophia Severino, Rylie Neece, Robert Wise (standing- Jeanette Blank, 4-H Educator)

Ariana Paulhamus, Cameron Shaner, Ben Engel, Juneil Ritter, Emma Voneida, Madison MacKenzie, Sophia Severino, Rylie Neece, Robert Wise (standing- Jeanette Blank, 4-H Educator)

Nine 4-H members and alumni were awarded scholarships at the 146th Lycoming County Fair on July 22, 2016. The recipients were selected from an application process.

The recipients are:

Chief Oil and Gas, LLC Scholarship

Ariana Paulhamus has been in 4-H for 9 years. She will be attending Penn State University-Altoona campus in the fall for Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

Lee DeMorat Memorial Scholarship

Cameron Shaner Cameron is the son of Cindy and Carl Shaner of Unityville and a member of Green Valley 4-H in Lycoming County.

His 4-H projects have included goats, sheep, rabbits, and archery. Cameron has previous Lycoming County Fair awards for the rabbits achieving both Grand and Reserve Grand champions in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Cameron have been to both National and State Rabbit Conventions were he has have had the opportunity to compete and be educated on what to look for in quality meat rabbits.  In 2015 Cameron had the opportunity to go to State Days and to compete on the Archery Team.

Outside of 4-H, Cameron was involved in soccer, wrestling and Lyco CTC (Automotive Emphasis). Cameron also has helped take over his late grandfather’s farm and has helped finance his own farm, Shaner Goat Farms which at this time has 20 Bohr goats. Cameron has raised, sold, and showed my animals to help pay for college.

Cameron also has taken on helping his grandfather to understand the science of the hit and miss engine that he collects. Cameron also is an active member of the Lairdsville Community Volunteer Fire Company where he has completed both Fire Police and Vehicle Rescue class since starting at the Company when he was a Junior Member at the age of 14.

4-H has been the center of Cameron’s life and he has had no doubt it has helped him to be the person that he is today. Cameron has developed organizational and time management skills, communication skills, how to handle defeat as well as winning, sportsmanship and clean living. In the future, his goal is to continue to promote 4-H and give back to the program that has given to him. He will attend Penn College where he has been accepted for Automotive Technology for the Fall 2016 Semester.

Lycoming County 4-H Scholarship

Ben Engel has been a member of State Road 4-H club and has shown market swine at the Lycoming County Fair for last ten years. He would like to thank his leaders Craig and Sandy Knipe for all of their support over the years and a special thanks to his family for their support as well. He will always cherish his involvement with 4H and time at the fair. Ben will be attending Pennsylvania College of Technology in the fall majoring in Forest Technology.

Juneil Ritter is the daughter of Wayne and Joni Ritter. She recently graduated from Hughesville High School and is honored to receive the 4-H Scholarship. Juneil is the youngest of five children. All of her siblings have completed 4-H projects. She has been president of the Green Valley 4-H Club for the last three years and will be attending Bloomsburg University in the fall majoring in Speech Pathology.

Emma Voneida is from Hughesville, PA. She has had 4-H projects from Dairy beef and Beef to the little market goats and sheep. Raising animals has been a passion of hers since day one. She is attending Penn State University hoping to graduate with an Animal Science Business Major with an Ag Business Minor.

Madison MacKenzie was born in Burlington, Iowa, to Rob and Nicole MacKenzie. She then moved to Jacksonville, Illinois where she lived for 9 years and gained a brother. In 2008, she and her family moved to the great state of Pennsylvania. Madison has always been an animal lover, she never played with dolls; her babies were her stuffed kittens, dogs and frogs. When she moved to Pennsylvania her love for animals expanded to the larger variety - horses. It was love at first sight and her parents have never regretted it, however they do blame her grandmother for the purchase of her first horse, Stormy, who Madison has raised from birth. Stormy has been Madison's 4-H project for 8 years and will continue on with her at college. Yes, Stormy will be making the cross country trip with Madison to attend Colorado State University.

Sophia Severino has been in 4-H for 8 years. She participated in a wide variety of different projects through Bastress Community club that have all taught her different skills. Being a part of 4-H has given Sophia the opportunity to meet new people and try new things. She is also a member of her school's varsity soccer and track and field team and plays for Second To None soccer club. She would definitely encourage other youths to join a 4-H club to help improve their future.  She will be attending Shippensburg University.

Rylie Neece is 18 years old and has done quilting for 8 years in 4-H. She plans to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Robert Wise has always had a fascination with animals, from watching documentaries and animal-themed movies as a child, to raising his own as 4-H projects. A member of Green Valley 4-H Club, he has taken rabbit, sheep and archery projects. Robert will be attending Penn College to become a diesel mechanic.

A big thank you to our scholarship selection committee for their work in choosing the recipients, to all of our donors who have made this possible.

As we approach our 20th year of awards in 2017, check out this opportunity to donate "$20 for 20".