Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Donates $1 Million to PA Students

1/22/2013

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 25 students with $3,500 scholarships, marking the 1 millionth dollar in 20 years, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

"Each year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrates the best of agriculture--and the scholarship winners are the best," said Secretary of Agriculture George Greig. "I thank the scholarship foundation, its members, contributors and livestock buyers for their hard work, because they are making a difference in the lives of these students."

The foundation has awarded more than $1 million to 394 junior Farm Show exhibitors since the program began in 1993. In addition, Delaware Valley College provides matching grants to its recipients, and Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences offers $2,000 to its full-time students.

The scholarship recipients are:

. Rebecca Bard, Portage, Cambria Co.
. Chelsee Beal, Rockwood, Somerset Co.
. Emily Benner, Mifflintown, Juniata Co.
. Kelvin Dewalt, Easton, Northampton Co.
. Andrea Foore, Seven Valleys, York Co.
. Jacqueline Foulke, Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co.
. Stephen Geib, Manheim, Lancaster Co.
. Luke Graver, Lehighton, Carbon Co.
. Katie Harvison, Titusville, Crawford Co.
. Andrew Hower, Northampton, Northampton Co.
. Kelsey Isenberg, Indiana, Indiana Co.
. Ashly Koontz, Everett, Bedford Co.
. Kaleb Long, Millersville, Lancaster Co.
. Nicole McCord, Delta, York Co.
. Laura Metrick, Butler, Butler Co.
. Jenna Moser, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co.
. Darcie Phillips, Amity, Washington Co.
. Drew Romesburg, Berlin, Somerset Co.
. Alexis Tabaj, New Salem, Fayette Co.
. Rachel Tinney, Covington, Tioga Co.
. Justin Welk, Strasburg, Lancaster Co.
. Kerri Wickard, Newville, Cumberland Co.
. Samuel Wingert, Mercersburg, Franklin Co.
. Amber Winters, Strasburg, Lancaster Co.
. Caleb Wright, Alexandria, Huntingdon Co.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors.

For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.