At the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership Reunion and Awards Parade at Mary Baldwin College, Aimee Barrenada of Farmersville received the VWIL Molly Pitcher Award, which is presented to a cadet who displays professionalism while representing the VWIL Corps at Mary Baldwin and in the Staunton community.
Mary Baldwin College, founded in 1842, is located in in Staunton, Va.
At the undergraduate level, the College for Women serves about 750 students.
Ashleigh Evans, a member of the Bland FFA, has been awarded an $8,000 scholarship by the Calf Scramble Committee of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.
Ashleigh was eligible based upon her participation in the Stock Show’s Calf Scramble project during 2014 and is among 74 Texas high school students who share a total of $227,000 in grant money. Ashleigh is the daughter of Dustin and Shonja Evans.
The funds are made available as the result of the Calf Scramble Committee’s fund raising efforts and support from individuals and businesses in this area. The generosity of donations enabled the committee to award these scholarships.
Winners were selected on the basis of performance in their yearlong beef or dairy heifer project, which required management, correspondence with sponsors and a final essay. The Stock Show’s Calf Scramble program involved over 232 young people from Texas 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters who caught a calf at one of the 29 rodeo performances in 2014. Those students each received a $500 certificate to purchase a heifer, care for it and return to the recent 2015 Stock Show, where they entered their livestock project in the Fort Worth Stock Show’s Junior Heifer competition.
The sponsor for Ashleigh’s scholarship grant is Vic and Carla Thompson Memorial Scholarship Trust of Dallas, Ovation Custom Pools of Fort Worth, Vibram USA of Concord, Ma., Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show of Fort Worth, Monk and Pam White of Dallas, In Memory of Rick Steed of Fort Worth, Alan and Sarah Bennett Charity Fund of Azle, Joe Hill – Lazy 8 Ranch of New York, N.Y., Lone Star Ag Credit of Fort Worth, TX, Lively & Associates, LLP of Fort Worth, Haltom City Animal Clinic of Fort Worth, Kristi and David Newton of Fort Worth, and Diamond A Ranch of Lipan. Her Angus heifer project was sponsored by Bill and Jeanne O’Connor of Azle.