American Farmers & Ranchers Awards $5,000 in Scholarships to 12 Oklahoma Students During OYEWed, 21 Mar 2018 11:10:16 CDT
The 2018 American Farmers & Ranchers Agricultural Achievement Contest began with 109 contestants competing for $5,000 in scholarship money. The top 12 were announced Thursday, March 15th prior to the Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Drive.
The results include: 1st: Chase McCoy, Oklahoma County 4-H; 2nd: Danielle Dodd, Moore FFA; 3rd: Morgan Nipp, Wilson FFA; 4th: Morgan Harless, Elgin FFA; 5th: Elizabeth Buckmaster, Porter 4-H; 6th: Madelyn Gerken, Kingfisher FFA; 7th: Bree Kisling, Chisholm FFA; 8th: Tyler Wilkinson, Calumet FFA; 9th: Wyatt Hancock, Oologah FFA; 10th: Natally Owen, Mustang FFA; 11th: Elizabeth Schneider, Seiling FFA; 12th: Katy Leard, Caney Valley FFA.
The contest was open to 11th and 12th grade 4-H and FFA members exhibiting breeding or market animals at OYE. Contestants completed a 100 question multiple choice test and then were required to show their animal in an AFR showmanship contest. During the showmanship portion, contestants were asked questions pertaining to the species they were exhibiting and judged on their showmanship abilities.
Our showmanship judge was Lindsay Henricks who currently serves as the communications specialist with the Oklahoma Pork Council.
Test and showmanship scores were combined to determine the top 12 contestants. The top 12 individuals then competed in the final round of the contest consisting of a personal interview with a panel of agricultural industry leaders as judges.
"This is an excellent achievement for these students," said Micaela Danker, AFR Youth Development Coordinator. "The opportunity to be recognized and earn money for their education is extremely important. We are proud to invest in Oklahoma's youth."
Our Coverage of the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo is once again a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business-click here for their website.
Reports will be heard daily on great radio stations that cover Oklahoma and that are a part of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network- on the internet- our reports of the 2018 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2018 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here.
For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo, click here for the home page of the OYE website.
Source - American Farmers & Ranchers
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