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Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation Awards 27 Scholarships
Missouri Ag Connection - 02/12/2020

Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation awarded scholarships to 27 high school seniors and college students at the 52nd Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. The awards were presented during a banquet celebrating the achievements of youth in the cattle industry.

Scholarship recipients were chosen based on excellent communication, leadership and scholastic achievement as well as involvement in their communities and the agricultural industry. Each selected student received a $1,000 scholarship funded by Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation and its many supporters. Several were endowed scholarships that were established to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to Missouri's beef cattle industry.

Scholarships were awarded to: Adrienn Allen, Laclede County; Justin Austin, St. Clair; Aaron Brown, Cape Girardeau; Sydney Burkemper, Lincoln County; Kaleigh Byram, Vernon County; Addison Colvin, Morgan County; Renee Conklin, Boone County; Trinity Crouch, Miller County; Alyssa Francis, Monroe County; Emily Gregory, Pettis County; CarrieLee Holliday, Dent County; Shane Leakey, Ray County; Kaylee Lower, Hickory County, Cole Mashburn, Polk County; Lane Mashburn, Polk County; Savannah Newhouse, Iron County; Victoria Nowack, Gasconade County; Ciara Raithel, Callaway County; Lauryn Robnett, Audrain County; Lucy Schnitker, Audrain County; Madison Shipley, Vernon County; Cheston Stacy, Cedar County; Kendra Stewart, St. Clair County; Jacob Toombs, Polk County; Luke Vaughn, Chariton County; Danielle Wildschuetz, Lafayette County; and Lauren Wilson, Macon County.

For the second year, judges selected the top six written applications and those individuals had in-person interviews with a panel of judges to compete for an additional $2,000 making the scholarship a total of $3,000. The top six candidates were: Emily Gregory; CarrieLee Holliday; Cole Mashburn; Ciara Raithel; Lucy Schnitker; and Danielle Wildschuetz. The top two who received an additional $2,000 provided by the Vernon County Cattlemen's and The Giddens Group were Schnitker and Raithel.

Since 1997, MCF has awarded nearly 600 scholarship to youth in agriculture totaling more than a half million dollars.

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