Appomattox 4-H would like to congratulate the three local 4-H teens who are recipients of Appomattox County Farm Bureau 2020 Scholarships.

In first place, Taylor Prince, who received a $1,000 scholarship. Second place was Laurynn Hackett, receiving $700, and third place was Wade Spiggle, receiving $500.

Taylor Prince has been involved with 4-H since she was eight years old! Her involvement includes: member of the Appomattox 4-H Horse & Pony Club, State 4-H Horse Ambassador for Central District, showed at the state 4-H Horse Show and the State Fair Livestock Show, member of the Appomattox 4-H Livestock Club, a teen assistant for the 4-H/AES afterschool Archery club, ran a station for the Young Farmer Day at the Elementary school, was a Central Virginia Livestock Show participant and committee volunteer, and assisting with the Horsemanship Class at 4-H Camp.

Laurynn Hackett participated in 4-H Public Speaking, Central Virginia Livestock Show, Appomattox 4-H Shooting Education Club, and Cornerstone Christian Academy 4-H Club, where she was the vice president and secretary.

Wade Spiggle participated in Cornerstone Christian Academy 4-H Club monthly meetings, 4-H Public Speaking Contest, Central Virginia Livestock Show, and mentored younger 4-H’ers in these activities as well.

The Virginia Farm Bureau Scholarship is available to students at Virginia Tech enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Science. They must be in good academic standing and parents must be farm bureau members to be eligible for this award.  County Farm Bureaus in Virginia invest in their communities’ future by offering these scholarships.

“Helping deserving students reach their educational goals — and, ultimately, their career goals — is an important way our county Farm Bureaus support their respective communities,” said Wayne F. Pryor, president of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. “These organizations value education and are committed to making a difference on the local level.”

Please join the Appomattox County Extension Office in congratulating these deserving scholarship recipients.

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