South Dakotan among AJSA scholarship winners
At the 2014 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Conference, held in Louisville, Ky., scholarships were awarded to several deserving individuals. This year, 95 American Junior Shorthorn Association members applied for eight of the scholarships sponsored by the American Shorthorn Association and the Shorthorn Foundation. The scholarships were awarded through the Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, Don Longley Memorial Scholarship, John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Youth Scholarship, Lyle and Kathryn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, Jesse M. and Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship, Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship, John Miller Scholarship and Jared and Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship. Of these scholarship recipients, Sarah Moore, of Jerseyville, Ill., was awarded the Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship. The Don Longley Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to four high school seniors or college freshmen based upon their Shorthorn interest, grades, need, and participation in other activities. The following four deserving individuals received the award: Mitchell Smith, Ind., Kaila Williams, Okla., Dallis VanderWal, S.D., and Adrianne Trennepohl, Ind. Houston Gillenwater, of Tompkinsville, Ky., was awarded the John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Youth Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or college freshman who is an active member with a sincere interest in learning how to evaluate livestock and an appreciation for the purebred livestock industry. Haley Alden, of Hamilton, Mo., was awarded the Lyle and Kathryn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship. The Jesse M. and Jennie S. Duckett Scholarship was awarded to Levi Bakenhus, of Columbus, Neb. Receiving the Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship was James R. Johnson, of Niantic, Ill. The new John Miller Scholarship was awarded to Megan Dragstrem, of Amboy, Ind. The Jared and Justin Bedwell Scholarship was awarded to Jacob Raper, of Chandler, Okla.
–American Shorthorn Association