Ashlyn Summers, an 18-year-old scholar in Waxahachie, was not too long ago awarded a Massive Tex Youth Livestock Scholarship from the State Fair of Texas. Regardless of having to cancel their largest fundraiser, the 2020 Honest because of Covid-19, they awarded $1 million in school scholarships to 170 Texas college students. Ninety seven scholarships went to college students concerned in youth livestock actions.
Ashlyn mentioned, “I’ve been concerned in FFA and 4-H since I used to be 8 years previous, and I’ve been very blessed to be so concerned within the livestock business for that point as effectively. As a Junior member, I had been uncovered to many features of pig reveals to this point, by attending many State and Nationwide occasions through which I’ve been lucky sufficient efficiently take part and journey everywhere in the USA. I’ve made so many associates, contacts, and connections all through the livestock present neighborhood.”
Ashlyn Summers Faculty Plans
“My plan is to start out getting my A.S diploma at Weatherford Faculty, and switch to Tarleton State College to get my Agriculture Communication and Advertising and marketing Diploma,” she added.
“I hope to additional my information, expertise, and experiences to assist me in my profession after the completion of my diploma. I’ll proceed to present again and work throughout the agricultural subject along with serving to youth with their present pig tasks. I plan to proceed to be concerned throughout the livestock subject by pursuing a profession throughout the Ag Communications,” she mentioned.
“I’d ideally wish to work for companies corresponding to Showpig.com, the Purple Circle, or change into a present Feed Consultant. I’ve been so deeply concerned with present pigs for thus a few years that I really feel that I’d be finest utilized inside these avenues. I’m so excited to have earned the State Honest of Texas Scholarship and am very grateful,” Ashlyn mentioned.
The Honest awarded $1 million in new school scholarships this yr to 170 college students all through the Lone Star State. They’re additionally at the moment funding greater than 450 Big Tex Students already attending schools and universities throughout the state.
Massive Tex Scholarships
Sixty seven Pete Schenkel Scholarships, 97 Youth Livestock Scholarships, two Seasonal Worker Scholarships, one Benny Clark Memorial Scholarship, one Peggy Sloan Memorial Scholarship, and two Terry Griffin Memorial Scholarships have been awarded this yr. Since its institution in 1992, the Massive Tex® Scholarship Program has continued the State Honest’s nonprofit mission, supporting agriculture, schooling, and community involvement.
A complete of 97 Youth Livestock Scholarships have been awarded to graduating seniors from throughout the Lone Star State, together with Ashlyn Summers of Waxahachie. College students obtain a $6,000 grant, renewable every semester in the event that they meet the renewal standards. College students should attend an accredited school, college, or commerce college throughout the state of Texas. Recipients should enroll in, and move, a minimal of 12 hours every semester to qualify for renewal. As well as, the scholars should obtain a minimal 2.5 GPA their first semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for each semester thereafter.
The Honest congratulates these deserving college students on their accomplishments, and is blissful to assist them in pursuing a better schooling. The State Fair of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group and doesn’t obtain any authorities funding or assist. Its nonprofit function is funded by the proceeds from the annual State Honest of Texas occasion. This yr’s exposition runs Sept. 24-Oct. 17 at Honest Park in Dallas.