The American Gelbvieh Association Foundation presented scholarships to six deserving junior Gelbvieh members during the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Gateway Classic in Sedalia, Mo., July 8-13. The Heart of America Gelbvieh Association and Heart of America Junior Gelbvieh Association co-hosted the event with the American Gelbvieh Junior Association.
Carrie Tilghman of Glasgow, Ky., earned the $1,000 Earl Buss Memorial Scholarship. Carrie is the daughter of Gary and Pat Tilghman. She will be a sophomore at the University of Kentucky in the fall.
Emily Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind., won the $1,000 Leness Hall Memorial Scholarship. Emily, the daughter of Carl and Rebecca Griffiths, will be a freshman attending Blackhawk Community College in Illinois.
Sydney Wilkinson, daughter of Bill and Nancy Wilkinson of Model, Colo., earned a $750 AGJA Scholarship. Sydney will be a freshman at Texas A&M University.
Shellina Hayek, daughter of Barb Hayek and the late Tony Hayek of Clutier, Iowa, earned a $750 AGJA Scholarship. Shellina with be a freshman in college this fall.
Earning a $500 AGJA Scholarship was Chad Russell of Brooklyn, Wis. Chad, the son of Ron and Alicia Russell, will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Rounding out the winners is Kyle Kendrick of Palmyra, Mo., receiving the $500 Rea Memorial Scholarship. Kyle is the son of Joe and Patti Kendrick. He will be a sophomore at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association provides educational programs for nearly 600 members nationwide. For more information on junior Gelbvieh programs and events go to www.gelbvieh.org or call 303-465-2333 for an information packet.