4-H members receive scholarships

Penn State Extension and Warren County 4-H announce several 2020 scholarship recipients.

Three scholarships of $1,000 each were available for 4-H members and volunteers pursuing post-secondary education through the 4-H Development Program Committee. The 2020 recipients include Hailie Cass of Tidioute, Alexis Galloway of Warren and Jared Martone of Russell.

Hailie Cass of Tidioute is attending Grove City College and will complete her Bio-Health degree in the spring of 2021. Upon completion of the four-year program she will apply for medical school. Hailie is a leader of the Sanford Saddles & Spurs.

Alexis Galloway of Warren completed her Warren High School career early and will begin attending Youngstown State University in the fall of 2020. During her 4-H career, she participated as a member of the Scandia Trail Blazers and her final year as a Kinzua Ridge Runner. Alexis participated in local, regional, and state programs related to citizenship, communication, and leadership in addition to the 4-H horse project.

Jared Martone of Russell is a 2020 graduate of Eisenhower Middle/High School. During Jared’s 4-H career, he participated in the dairy program through the Udder Club. In most recent years, he assisted his family with their line of show animals at the Warren County Fair. Jared has been accepted to four institutions for post-secondary education.

In addition to the 4-H Development Program Committee Scholarships, the Wright Fund Scholarship is offered to 4-H members pursuing an education, human services, family living or consumer science degree. This scholarship has been established through donations received in honor of retired Penn State Extension Agent, Phyllis Wright.

The 2020 Wright Fund Scholarship recipient is Audrey Ferrie of Warren. Audrey is completing her final year of 4-H as the vice president of operations for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Council and is attending Jamestown Community College for business administration. As a member of the Scandia Trail Blazers and the Warren County 4-H Teen Council, Audrey continues to develop her leadership and service-learning skills at the highest level 4-H has to offer.

For more information regarding 4-H, contact the office at 814-563-9388. Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a non-formal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens. To find a local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h.


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