Tanner named 2016 Miss Charles County Farm Bureau

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The Charles County Farm Bureau held their an­nual ban­quet Satur­day, March 5, at the New­burg Vol­un­teer Res­cue and Fire Depart­ment. Ha­ley Tanner, 16, was named Miss Charles County Farm Bureau 2016 while Lilly Collins, 16, was named first run­ner up and Tina Robert­son, 16, was named sec­ond run­ner up.

Pro­ceeds from the event’s silent auc­tion went to­wards two $1,000 schol­ar­ships spon­sored by the farm bureau.

The con­test is open to sin­gle, young women between the ages of 16 and 19 who had not turned 20 by the state com­pe­ti­tion in Au­gust. Con­tes­tants or their par­ents must be mem­bers in good stand­ing of Charles County Farm Bureau with knowl­edge of or in­volve­ment in agri­cul­ture. The win­ner re­ceived two checks to­tal­ing $300, and other con­tes­tants re­ceived $50.

The con­tes­tants were asked a se­ries of ques­tions about their farm and agri­cul­ture re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, home re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, com­mu­nity in­volve­ment as well as their plans for the fu­ture.

Lilly Collins, daugh­ter of Alex and An­gel Collins of Port To­bacco, at­tends Henr y E. Lackey High School, is a barn hand at Highway Sta­bles in La Plata and is a mem­ber of the Mounted Wan­derer’s 4-H club. Her love of horses has earned her many awards in­clud­ing the AQHA Novice 1 Cham­pi­onship – Top Ten Bar­rels in 2015. In the fu­ture, Collins hopes to ob­tain a crim­i­nol­ogy de­gree with a mi­nor in pho­tog­ra­phy.

Tina Robert­son, daugh­ter of John and Stephanie Robert­son of New­burg, at­tends Mau­rice J. McDonough High School and is a vol­un­teer with the New­burg and Bel-Al­ton Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ments. She is a mem­ber of the Hot Shots 4-H club where she has ser ved as a camp coun­selor since 2013. In the fu­ture, Tina hopes to ob­tain a de­gree in nurs­ing or paramedics.

Ha­ley Tanner, daugh­ter of John and Cathi Graff of Pis­gah, at­tends Henr y E. Lackey High School and works part-time at Han­cock Fam­ily Farms mar­ket where she helps stock freez­ers with meat, washes eggs and veg­eta­bles and waits on cos­tumers. She is a mem­ber of the Farm­ers For­tune 4-H club. Some of her agri­cul­tural ac­com­plish­ments in­clude hav­ing the Cham­pion Mar­ket Hog in 2011 and 2012. In the fu­ture, Ha­ley hopes to ob­tain a de­gree in an­i­mal science or an­i­mal care and man­age­ment.

As the win­ner, Tanner will act as an am­bas­sador for the Charles County Farm Bureau where she will help pro­mote agri­cul­ture and com­pete in the Miss Mar yland Agri­cul­ture con­test in Au­gust.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Miss Charles County Farm Bureau con­test or Schol­ar­ship in­for­ma­tion, e-mail Sheila Han­cock at moth­erofive37@aol.com.

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Lilly Collins, Ha­ley Tanner and Tina Robert­son, all 16, re­ceived schol­ar­ships from the Charles County Farm Bureau at their May ban­quet. Tanner was named Miss Charles County Farm Bureau while Collins was named first run­ner up and Robert­son was named sec­ond run­ner up.

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