Ten students in our area are among 27 recipients of this year’s Youth in Agriculture scholarship from the Missouri State Fair Foundation. The students include Shelby Stille of Bellflower, who will receive the supreme scholarship of 25-hundred dollars, sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere and Sydenstricker Genetics. The top scholarship, worth five-thousand dollars, went to Anderson Rogers of Bethany. The 25 remaining scholarships are worth 15-hundred dollars.

Youth In Agriculture scholarships are funded in part by purchases made at the Sale of Champions and Governor’s Ham Breakfast during the Missouri State Fair. Scholarship applicants were evaluated in a variety of areas including participation in the fair, grade point average, community involvement and leadership roles. They also must plan to enroll in a Missouri university or college. Since 1992, 675 students have earned Youth in Agriculture scholarships, totaling 729-thousand dollars.

Here’s the a list of this year’s honorees:

Platinum ($5000) Scholarship: Anderson Rogers of Bethany

Supreme ($2500) Scholarship: Shelby Stille of Bellflower
sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere and Sydenstricker Genetics

Youth In Agriculture ($1500) Scholarships:
Allena Allen, Trenton
Clint Bailey, Curryville
Jenna Berendzen, California
Connor Brown, Lamar
Sydney Burkemper, Silex
Rachel Callison, Verona
Morgan Crutsinger, Whitewater
Payge Dahmer, Nevada
Brendon Engeman, Montrose
Jarret Fuehring, Sweet Springs
Alexandra Houghton, Hamilton
Hannah Junkans, Henley
Alexander Kleinsorge, Middletown
Courtney Leape, Camden Point
William Lee, Truxton
Kaylee Lower, Humansville
Tate Malter, Marshall
Montana Plattner, Chillicothe
Jeffrey Ragsdale, Holliday
Ciara Raithel, Mexico
Megan Schneider, Hermann
Cade Shepherd, Mount Vernon
Zane Stone, Centralia
Lauren Wilson, Anabel
Blake Wright, Verona