Each student was previously named one of 11 district-wide winners and then went on to compete at the state level. The winners were selected based on their application and essay submission answering the question, “If you had the power to change something in your community or on your farm, what would you change and why?”
The applicants also must have a family Farm Bureau membership or a Student Farm Bureau membership.
The other district scholarships winners include:
District 1: Natalie Strub is from Erie County and attends Springville Griffith Institute. She plans on attending Morrisville State College and majoring in Dairy Science.
District 2: Katherine Hopkins is from Niagara County and attends Akron Central School. She plans on attending SUNY Cobleskill and majoring in Sustainable Crop Production.
District 3: Jacob Maslyn is from Ontario County and attends Manchester Shortsville High School. He plans on attending either Morrisville or SUNY Cobleskill with a major in either Dairy or Animal Science.
District 4: Ryan J. Karr is from Steuben County and attends Arkport Central School. He plans on attending Penn Tech or Alfred State to pursue a major in Diesel Mechanics.
District 5: Lucas Nassimos is from Madison County and attends Madison Central School. He plans on attending either Le Moyne, Delphi, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, or SUNY Brockport to major in Nursing.
District 7: Loyal Gregory is from Clinton County and attends Northern Adirondack Central School. He plans on attending SUNY Cobleskill with a major in Dairy Management.
District 9: Rachel Stone is from Otsego County and attends Cooperstown Central School. She plans on attending SUNY Cobleskill and majoring in Dairy Production and Management.
District 11: Rosemarie Andrews is from Suffolk County and attends Shoreham Wading River High School. Although undecided in her choice of colleges, she plans on majoring in Nutrition/Food Science with a minor in Agriculture.