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Nebraska Roping Horse Association announces Scholarship winner

Madeline is very involved in community and volunteer service, and spends her summers volunteering as a 4-H camp counselor.

The Nebraska Roping Horse Association is pleased to announce Madeline DuBois as the winner of the $750 Nebraska Roping Horse Association Scholarship for 2014. Madeline resides in Nebraska City, Nebraska and will graduate from Lourdes Central Catholic High School in May 2014. She excels academically, holding the rank of number one in her class and scored a 34 on the ACT exam. She has been involved in student government throughout her high school career, and is involved in many activities including sports, academic decathlon, band, choir, and ministry group. Additionally, Madeline is very involved in community and volunteer service, and spends her summers volunteering as a 4-H camp counselor.

Madeline plans to attend the University of Kansas at Lawrence. Her plans are to enroll in their vigorous Honors Program and major in International Relations with a minor in Spanish, and a focus on Arabic. Madeline's goals include a career abroad in the United States Foreign Service as a diplomat. Additionally, she has a special interest in equine therapy for children with special needs, including Autism. Her hope is after serving a period of time in diplomatic service, to settle down on her own ranch where she can provide this opportunity for children in need.

The Nebraska Roping Horse Association awards this scholarship each year to a graduating Nebraska high school senior. The scholarship fund was started in 1991 in honor of the late Ray Warren and Tom Forst, both with strong ties to the Elkhorn, NE area, AQHA and Nebraska Quarter Horse Association. The Nebraska Roping Horse Association holds a roping jackpot each fall, with proceeds from the roping going directly to fund the scholarship. The Nebraska Roping Horse Association gladly accepts donations in any amount at any time throughout the year. All donations go directly to help fund this scholarship

The Nebraska Roping Horse Association encourages all youth who will be high school seniors graduating in the year 2015 to apply for this scholarship next year. Just because the Nebraska Roping Horse Association awards the scholarship, does not mean that applicants must be ropers! Any youth with any background in 4-H, farming, ranching, showing, rodeo, or agriculture in general, will meet the application criteria. The application can be found on this website after May 1, 2014, or at Educationquest.org. You can also obtain a copy of the application form by contacting lklemon@q.com or calling 402-332-2834. The deadline for submission next year is February 28, 2015.

If you have questions, need additional information, or would like to make a donation towards this scholarship, please contact Doc Lemon at (402) 332-2834, or at lklemon@q.com . Checks can be made out to, and donations may also be mailed directly to, the Ray Warren/Tom Forst Memorial Fund at the Pinnacle Bank in Gretna, Nebraska. All donations are tax deductible.

–Nebraska Quarter Horse Association