Hereford youth awarded $26,250 in scholarships
National Junior Hereford Association members were awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America Oct. 29 during the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Cody Jensen, Courtland, Kan., and Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., won the $5,000 Bill and Jo Ellard Scholarships from HYFA.
Cody Jensen, 18, is a freshman at Butler County Community College, El Dorado, Kan. He is on the livestock judging team and studying ag business. After two years he plans to attend Kansas State University and major in milling science.
Brady Jensen, 19, is also a freshman at Butler County Community College and on the livestock judging team. He plans to get his bachelor's degree in animal science and then a master's degree.
Another $5,000 scholarship awarded was the Bob and Dolores Call Scholarship to Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis.
Danielle, 21, is a senior at Purdue University, studying retail management, with a minor in animal science. She hopes to find a career in sales as a category development analyst for a company like Hormel Foods or Tyson.
Four $2,500 scholarships were awarded. Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C., was presented the Bob & Lucy Kube Scholarship and Courtney Schultz, Haviland, Kan., was awarded the Whitehead Ranches/Rocking Chair Ranch Scholarship.
Matt Woolfolk, was chosen the recipient of the Owen Family/Tennessee River Music Scholarship. Also new this year is the Ball Foundation/Cottonwood Springs Ranch Scholarship that was awarded to Jake Metch, Afton, N.Y.
Rossie Blinson, 20, is studying agriculture business management with a minor in animal science at North Carolina State University. Rossie plans to pursue a master's degree in agriculture business management and then find a career involving communications in the animal agriculture field. Rossie also won the $1,000 Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship.
Courtney Schultz, 18, is a freshman at Kansas State University majoring in animal science. She hopes to use the knowledge gained to return to the family ranch.
Matt Woolfolk, 22, is a senior at Mississippi State University working toward a bachelor's degree in animal science. He is currently the chairman of the NJHA board. After graduation, he plans to pursue a master's degree in animal breeding and genetics.
Jake Metch, 21, is a senior in civil engineering at Texas Tech University. He plans to pursue a doctorate in environmental engineering with a focus in bioremediation of groundwater pollutants.
Also awarded were two $1,250 scholarships. Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill., was chosen this year's recipient of the Vanier Family Scholarship and the Blin Family Scholarship went to Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind.
Tamar Adcock, 20, is a sophomore at Kansas State University, studying animal science. She is preparing herself for a career in the livestock industry.
Cody Beck, 19, is a freshman at Butler County Community College, majoring in agriculture economics, and will compete on the livestock judging team. After graduation from Butler, he plans to continue his education in agricultural economics at a four-year university.