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PA Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Awards $80,500 to 23 Students
Program Invests More Than $800,000 in Youth in 17-Year History
1/12/2010

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 23 students with $3,500 scholarships on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding presented the scholarship awards, recognizing the integral contributions youth make in keeping Pennsylvania growing.

“I can’t help but be optimistic about the direction the Pennsylvania agriculture industry can and will take with these outstanding young men and women leading the way,” said Redding.  “These scholarships are not only an investment in their education, but an investment in the future of the commonwealth’s number one industry.”

The Foundation has awarded $804,500 to 319 junior Farm Show exhibitors since the program began in 1993.  In addition, Delaware Valley College provides matching grants and in 2010, Penn State offers $2,000 to full-time College of Agricultural Sciences students.

The 2010 scholarship recipients are:
• Constance Anderson, Saltsburg, Westmoreland County
• Stephanie Beeman, Carlisle, Cumberland County
• Katie Costik, Middletown, Dauphin County
• Sarah Doyle, Red Lion, York County
• Sarah Farley, Hazle Township, Luzerne County
• Bradley Feight, Breezewood, Bedford County
• Lianna Fisher, Bethel, Berks County
• Ashley Gerstlauer, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
• Jeremy Harriger, Brookville, Jefferson County
• Andrew Hughes, Lancaster, Lancaster County
• Caralynn Jo Hyduke, Export, Westmoreland County
• Ester McCrea, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
• Chad Menges, Hanover, York County
• Amanda Miller, Northern Cambria, Indiana County
• Jeremy Mock, Williamsburg, Blair County
• Ryan Nolt, New Holland, Lancaster County
• Emily Plizak, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
• Carl Rudy, Halifax, Dauphin County
• Jennifer Shultz, Dillsburg, York County
• Kelsie Smith, Fairhope, Somerset County
• Amanda Thompson, Wellsville, York County
• Cortney Wright, Cassville, Huntingdon County
• Kyle Wright, Middletown, Dauphin County

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

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