Mark Sullivan, Chehalis, Wash., was awarded the Bob and Delores Call Scholarship at the Harvest Gala Oct. 22 in Kansas City, Mo.
Sullivan received $1,250 and was the first recipient of the scholarship that was established last year when Bob and Delores Call, Cushing, Okla., gifted $25,000 to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA). The Calls are dedicated to the success of Hereford youth around the county and to the HYFA. Bob recently completed his term as president of the HYFA board of directors and is largely responsible for leading the HYFA Capital Endowment Campaign that was unveiled at the Harvest Gala.
Sullivan is a member of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors and is currently serving as treasurer. He has been a member of the Washington Junior Polled Hereford Association for 14 years and was active in 4-H for 11 years.
Sullivan is a senior at the University of Washington in Seattle majoring in economics.
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors who are heavily involved in the Hereford industry and who have a vested interest in educating youth, developing leadership, and encouraging young people to return to production agriculture.