Schol­ar­ships awarded

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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.

Kas­san­dra Diehl

Rachel Olver

Ly­dia Gross­man

Krys­tal Crawn

Leah Neu

Macey Rut­ledge

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