Twenty-seven North Carolina students, including 3 from Johnston County, have been awarded 2016 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships.
The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and college students who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.
The scholarships were funded by sponsors of the annual N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on qualified applicants and funds available from the previous year’s Sale of Champions.
“Because of strong support of the 2015 Sale of Champions, 27 scholarships valued at $2,000 each were awarded this year,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “I’m so appreciative of the support of our sponsors and others who made these scholarships possible.”
A selection committee evaluated applicants based on their involvement with N.C. State Fair junior livestock shows, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and an essay. Each application was assigned a number and identifying information was removed before evaluation.
The following is a list of the scholarship recipients by county, along with their hometown and the university or community college they will attend this fall:
Sarah Thomas, Snow Camp, N.C. State University
Dylan Keith Kiser, Alexander, East Tennessee State University
Ty Worley, Leicester, Haywood Community College
Kaylyn Groce, Siler City, Oklahoma State University
Abigail Fulton, Lexington, Appalachian State University
Tristen Fulton, Lexington, Iowa State University
Kylie Ward, Lexington, University of Mount Olive
Melanie Fishel, Kernersville, N.C. State University
Joey Moore, Youngsville, Vance-Granville Community College
Mason Blinson, Buies Creek, Oklahoma State University
Macy Massengill, Princeton, N.C. State University
Haley Stevens, Selma, Johnston Community College
Skyler M. Tyndall, Selma, N.C. State University
Taylor Joyner, Nashville, N.C. State University
Logan Tyson, Nashville, N.C. State University
Justin Lawrence, Winterville, N.C. State University
Evan Gunter, Asheboro, Randolph Community College
Brooklyn Murray, Bostic, Isothermal Community College
LeAnn Harward, Richfield, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brandon Hartman, Walnut Cove, N.C. State University
Emma See, Raleigh, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Garrett See, Raleigh, N.C. State University
Alec Linton, Mount Olive, University of Mount Olive
Kelsey Bentley, Kenly, N.C. State University
Sam Brake, Lucama, Connors State College
Liz-Anne Earle, Johnston Community College
Tyler Sharp, Sims, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill