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Delaware Farm Bureau awards over $9,000 in Scholarship Money

The Delaware Farm Bureau has again awarded scholarship money to deserving high school seniors and students currently attending college.  In total 12 scholarship winners were presented a combined $9,500 from the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Kent County Farm Bureau, New Castle County Farm Bureau and Sussex County Farm Bureau. Each year the Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee awards scholarships to students in the agricultural and non-agricultural field.  Below is a complete list of this year’s winners:
Allison Wheatley.jpgAllison Wheatley State Women’s $2,500 Committee Ag Scholarship Allison is from Clayton, Delaware and is the daughter of Mike and Kim Wheatley. Allison is a 2016 graduate of Smyrna High School where she was the President of the Smyrna High School FFA Chapter and Delaware FFA where she was elected State Secretary in 2016. She also participated in the Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Letterman’s Club, Blue/Gold Club, Math Club and Student Government Association among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. She plans to attend either Washington College or University of Delaware in the fall where she will double major in Environmental Studies and Business. Allison hopes to one day find a career in Agri-Business.
Mindy Cook.jpgMindy Cook New Castle County Farm Bureau Women’s $1,000 Scholarship Mindy is from Newark, Delaware and is the daughter of Stephen and Kristin Cook. Mindy is a currently majoring in Agri-Business at Hutchinson Community College where she participates in the Collegiate Farm Bureau and is a member of the Hutchinson Community College Livestock Judging Team. She is a 2015 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School where she was the President of the Caesar Rodney High School FFA Chapter. She also participated in the Business Professionals of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America and Honors Society among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. Mindy hopes to one day find a career in Agriculture Sales.
Maura West.jpgMaura West Kent County Farm Bureau Women’s $1,000 Scholarship Maura is from Milford, Delaware and is the daughter of Steve and Alison West. Maura is a 2016 graduate of Milford Senior High School. She participated in the Marching, Jazz, Pit and Concert Band, Kent County Honors Band, National Honor Society and Varsity Swim Team. She was also a Classical pianist with the Southern Delaware Music Teachers Association. She plans to attend Washington College in the fall where she will major in Business. She hopes to one day find a career in Business.
Zakary Keeler.jpgZakary Keeler Sussex County Farm Bureau Women’s $1,000 Scholarship Zakary is from Frankford, Delaware and is the son of Lance and Christina Keeler. Zakary is a 2016 graduate of Sussex Central High School where he was the Leader of the Kick Butts Generation. He also participated in the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Brother/Sister Knights, and SCTV among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. He plans to attend Regent University where he will major in Cinema-Television. Zakary hopes to one day find a career as a Producer or Director.
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Hannah Gardner Kent County Farm Bureau $1,000 Roland Garrison Memorial Scholarship Hannah is from Harrington, Delaware and is the daughter of Tim and Amy Gardner. Hannah is a 2016 graduate of Lake Forest High School where she participated as a member of the Lake Forest High School FFA among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. She plans to attend Delaware Technical and Community College where she will major in Agriculture Business. She hopes to one day find a career in Agri-Business.
RVanSant.jpgRyan VanSant New Castle County Farm Bureau $500 Scholarship Ryan is from Middletown, Delaware and is the son of Shawn and Denise VanSant. Ryan is currently majoring in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware where he participates in the Collegiate FFA and University of Delaware French Club. He is also the Delaware FFA Association’s State President and Delaware Farm Bureau’s State Youth Ambassador for 2016-2017. He is a 2015 graduate of Middletown High School where he was the Class of 2015 President as well as Middletown High FFA’s President. He also participated in the National Honor Society among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. Ryan hopes to one day find a career in Agricultural Education.
Macie Willoughby.jpgMacie Willoughby New Castle County Farm Bureau $500 Scholarship Macie is from Middletown, Delaware and is the daughter of Robert Willoughby and Emily DelleDonne. Macie is currently majoring in Elementary Education at the University of Delaware. She is a 2013 graduate of Middletown High School where she participated in National Honor Society as well as an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. Macie hopes to one day find a career as an Elementary School Teacher.
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Darren Foraker New Castle County Farm Bureau $500 Scholarship Darren is from Townsend, Delaware and is the son of Nichole Foraker. Ryan is a 2016 graduate of Middletown High School where he participated in FFA, Wrestling and Golf Club among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. He plans to attend the University of Delaware in the fall where he will major in Environmental Science. Darren hopes to one day find a career in Wildlife Management.
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Jaclyn Harkins New Castle County Farm Bureau $250 Scholarship Jaclyn is from Wilmington, Delaware and is the daughter of Thomas and Francine Harkins. Jaclyn is currently double majoring in Accounting and Finance at the University of Delaware where she participates in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, The National Society of Leadership and Success and is a member of Alpha Xi Delta- Theta Gamma Chapter among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. She is a 2013 graduate of Saint Mark’s High School. Jaclyn hopes to one day find a career as a Certified Public Accountant.
Rebecca Malone.jpgRebecca Malone New Castle County Farm Bureau $250 Scholarship Rebecca is from Wilmington, Delaware and is the daughter of Michael and Katherine Malone. Rebecca is currently majoring in International Studies and American University where she served as Chair of the Washington International Relations Conference and participated in Sigma Iota Rho International Affairs Honor Society and American University Model United Nations among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. She is a 2014 graduate of the Charter School of Wilmington. Rebecca hopes to one day find a career in U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security.
Erryn Smith.jpgErryn Smith Sussex County Farm Bureau $500 Scholarship Erryn is from Bridgeville, Delaware and is the daughter of Matthew Smith and Cristine Eskridge. Erryn is a 2016 graduate of Lake Forest High School where she participated in the National FFA Organization, National Honor Society and Lake Forest High School Honors Program among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. She plans to attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort where she will major in Biology. Erryn hopes to one day find a career as a Wildlife Veterinarian.
Amanda Ritter.jpgAmanda Ritter Sussex County Farm Bureau $500 Scholarship Amanda is from Nassau, Delaware and is the daughter of Brad and Laura Ritter. She is a 2016 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School where she participated in FFA and the National Honor Society among an extensive list of other extra-curricular activities. She plans to attend the University of Delaware where she will major in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences. Amanda hopes to one day find a career as a Veterinarian.

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