Cape Girardeau County youth receives Missouri 4-H Foundation scholarship

Friday, November 10, 2017
Missouri 4-H Foundation Trustee Marla Tobin presents the Edna and James Burch Memorial Scholarship to 4-H youth from Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, and Ralls counties. Photo by Casey Buckman.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Five Cape Girardeau County 4-H youth were awarded scholarships on Friday, Sept 29 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in Columbia. The foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $73,550 to 4-H youth throughout the state.

Hannah Aufdenberg of Jackson, Mo. was awarded the Aleta Crawford 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Aufdenberg is studying Elementary Education at Southeast Missouri University.

Sara Gholson of Jackson, Mo. was awarded the Edna and James Burch Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Gholson is studying Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Sarah Wichern of Jackson, Mo. was awarded the B.W. Harrison Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Wichern is studying Human Environmental Studies at Southeast Missouri University.

Missouri 4-H Youth Program Asst. Willie Saputo presents the B.W. Harrison Memorial 4-H Scholarship to Renee Peters from Cape Girardeau County. Photo by Casey Buckman.

Renee Peters of Cape Girardeau, Mo. was awarded the B.W. Harrison Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Peters is studying Business Administration at Southeast Missouri University.

Nathan Aufdenberg of Cape Girardeau, Mo. was awarded the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Aufdenberg is studying Chemical Engineering and Agriculture at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“It is with tremendous support from families, foundations, businesses and communities across the state, that the Missouri 4-H Foundation is able to contribute to the education and advancement of Missouri’s young people,” said Mark Goth, Missouri 4-H Foundation chair. “Connecting youth to higher education is a fundamental role of the 4-H Youth Development program, and we are committed to supporting the educational achievements of our future leaders.”

For more than 65 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been maximizing youth development opportunities for Missouri youth by raising funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development program, providing higher education scholarships, recognizing 4-H volunteers and promoting the 4-H organization. MU Extension 4-H is a community of more than 220,000 youths from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

Missouri 4-H Foundation Trustee Mark Goth (second row, left) presents the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship to 4-H youth from Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Clinton, Franklin, Lafayette, Livingston, Pulaski, Vernon and Warren counties. Photo by Casey Buckman.
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