The Wayne/pike Farm Bureau awarded “Agriculture, the Heart of Wayne/pike County” scholarships to six local students.
Each recipient received $1,000 to assist with college expenses including tuition, books and supplies.
The scholarship recipients include Rachel Olver who will attend SUNY Cobleskill and study Conservation and Wildlife Management in her pursuit of becoming a Pa. game warden. Rachel was appointed to the Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation. She helps at her parents’ sheep farm where she raised the Supreme Champion Ram of the 2019 PA Farm Show. She was a dedicated member of the Honesdale FFA, the Calkins Ag 4-H Club and the Wayne Highlands cross country team. She also found time to run a lawn care service through the summer.
Leah Neu plans to also attend SUNY Cobleskill and study Wildlife Management with the goal of becoming a fishery technician for the PA Game Commission or the Pleasant Mount Fish Hatchery. Honesdale FFA president for two years, Leah was also the first Honesdale student to achieve the Keystone Degree, which is a prestigious state level award for her work with FFA. An active community servant with her church,
Leah completed internships with Salem Mountain Vegetable Farm and the Pleasant Mount Fish Hatchery.
Lydia Grossman will attend the University of Scranton to study Secondary English Education with a minor in Ag Science and hopes to teach not only English, but also agriculture classes. She works on her family’s beef farm and has also been a 10-year member of the Cherry Ridge 4-H Club and a volunteer coach for Missy Basketball and Baseball. She has been an active participant in the Central United Methodist Mission Team and has traveled to Puerto Rico, West Virginia and North Carolina to help those in need.
Krystal Crawn plans to attend Northampton Community College to become a registered nurse. Her passion for nursing took root after her mother suffered serious injuries in a car accident. She served as her parttime caregiver, which instilled in her the desire to help others in their time of need. A Wallenpaupack Area High School cheerleader for four years, Krystal was also on the weightlifting team.
Macey Rutledge will attend Penn State to study Animal Science and pursue a career in law enforcement to become an environmental conservation police officer. Macey was a member of the Honesdale FFA, the National Honor Society and a nine-year member of the Tri-gal 4-H Club. She continued to help on her parent’s farm and work at Quails-rus.
Kassandra Diehl will attend SUNY Delhi to major in Veterinary Science Technology with a focus on large animal medicine. Kassie helps in her family’s beef and trucking businesses, moving easily from feeding animals to washing trucks. She was an active member of the Tri-gal 4-H Club, Honesdale FFA and Wayne Highlands cross country & track teams. She also spent her summer working at Quails-r-us.