Barber County Fair awards senior scholarships
August 7, 2019
Six outstanding seniors received $500 college scholarships from the Barber County Fair Association. The scholarships were presented by Pake McNally, fairboard president.
Garrett Burden is an 11 year 4-H member. Through the years, he has competed at state horse judging, horse panorama, district and state horse shows. Garrett plans to become a physical therapist one day.
Cole Coggins is an 11 year 4-H member plus a 4 year FFA member. He has served as club president and FFA chapter secretary. He has been very involved in 4-H beef and projects with South Barber FFA chapter.
Katie Holcomb was in 4-H for 8 years and FFA for 3 years. Katie is an honor roll student and involved in showing at spring shows as well as the Barber County Fair. She hopes to be employed by a bank working with farmers and ranchers one day.
Cody Jahay was in 4-H for 11 years and FFA for 4 years. He was both the Cloverleaf and South Barber FFA treasurer. Being the South Barber Livestock Judging Committee chair is among his 10 most significant activities. Jahay plans to pursue a degree in farm and ranch management.
Madie Marshall is a 12 year member of the Sunflower 4-H Club. She has been a camp counselor for three years. In 2016, she was on the third-place team at the National Meats Judging Contest. The team won the honor by placing first at state. Marshall has been the high individual at OSU's Big 3 Meats Contest. Her goal is to be employed in the reproduction aspect of the beef industry.
Brandon Tillotson is a 12 year member of 4-H and a 4 year FFA member. He served as vice president, secretary and treasurer of his club. Among his 10 most significant activities is 4-H Day, Family Fun Night, FFA Pals and of course the Barber County Fair. He plans to work for John Deere as a service technician and run a small cow and calf herd.
Garrett and Brandon also received $300 scholarships from the Horse Club. This is the first year for these scholarships to be awarded. The Horse Club received a large gift that has enabled them to make improvements to the horse barn and start giving scholarships to graduating seniors.