Mor­gan Bartz named Miss Caro­line Farm Bureau 2017

Stu­dents awarded schol­ar­ships at pic­nic

Times-Record - - Front Page - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­

DEN­TON — The Caro­line County Farm Bureau se­lected its 2017 Miss Farm Bureau and an­nounced the re­cip­i­ents of the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s four schol­ar­ships at the an­nual sum­mer pic­nic Thurs­day, July 13.

North Caro­line High School stu­dents Mor­gan Bartz of Den­ton was named 2017 Miss Caro­line County Farm Bureau. She is a mem­ber of the Caro­line County FFA Chap­ter, where she served as the most re­cent vice pres­i­dent. She is dual en­rolled for the fall at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege.

On her fam­ily’s farm, she works in the chicken houses, and runs a grain cart. Her fam­ily has four chicken houses, rais­ing about 80,000 chick­ens for ev­ery flock. She also works at a pro­duce stand, and is an as­sis­tant dance teacher at On Your Toes Dance Stu­dio in Den­ton.

Bartz said she wants to

pro­mote the Farm Bureau to the com­mu­nity, and learn more about what the or­ga­ni­za­tion does around the state.

“One day, I hope to take over our farm and con­tinue the tra­di­tion,” she said.

An­nie Har­ris of Pre­ston was run­ner-up to Bartz. Har­ris is a sev­enth gen­er­a­tion farmer, and works at her fam­ily pro­duce stand. Her fam­ily bought their farm in 1832.

She is a mem­ber of the Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety at Colonel Richard­son High School. She also is a Math­lete and plays on the var­sity soc­cer team.

The Caro­line Farm Bureau awards four $500 schol­ar­ships to lo­cal stu­dents each year. This year the re­cip­i­ents were Erin Bradley of Den­ton, Al­lan Saathoff of Ridgely, Paul Saathoff of Den­ton and Mor­gan Wil­loughby of Fed­er­als­burg.

Bradley cur­rently at­tends Con­verse Col­lege in Spar­tan­burg, S.C. where she stud­ies vo­cal per­for­mance. Al­lan Saathoff grad­u­ated from North Caro­line High in May, and plans to at­tend Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege. Paul Saathoff also grad­u­ated from North Caro­line in May, and he plans to at­tend the Univer­sity of Mary­land where he will study agri­cul­ture. Wil­loughby grad­u­ated from Colonel Richard­son High in May where she plans to study to be a teacher.

“I know all four of these young peo­ple, and they are fine peo­ple,” said Caro­line Farm Bureau mem­ber Harry More­land who pre­sented the schol­ar­ships to the stu­dents. “I’m proud to say that not one penny of your dues goes to sup­port these schol­ar­ships.

“The vast ma­jor­ity of the money is raised through our an­nual fundraiser drive,” he said. “Any­one who has ever y do­nated an auc­tion item or pur­chased an auc­tion item, you all paid for these schol­ar­ships. Thank you for sup­port­ing these stu­dents and their fu­tures.”


Miss Caro­line County Farm Bureau Mor­gan Bartz, left, stands with run­ner-up An­nie Har­ris dur­ing the farm bureau’s an­nual sum­mer pic­nic Thurs­day, July 13.


The Caro­line County Farm Bureau pre­sented $500 schol­ar­ships to stu­dents Mor­gan Wil­loughby, left, Paul Saathoff, Al­lan Saathoff and Erin Bradley at the July 13 farm bureau sum­mer pic­nic.

Miss Caro­line County Farm Bureau 2016 Jamie Jo­hansen greets the com­mu­nity at the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s an­nual pic­nic Thurs­day, July 13.

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