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2014 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship Application (pdf)

2014 Fayette County Farm Bureau Vocational/ Technical Scholarship Application (pdf) 

 


 

 Fayette County Scholarship Recipients

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2013 Recipient of the 4-year $20,000 Scholarship

Lauren Guilfoil is one of the recipients of the 2013 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship. She was awarded $20,000 to attend the college of her choice to be applied towards undergraduate studies. Lauren, the daughter of Constance & Duane Guilfoil, is a senior at Bryan Station High School, where she is a member of the Spanish Immersion Program, a k-12 magnet program where students are instructed in Spanish in several subjects.
She is on track to graduate in June with several honors including a 3.8 cumulative GPA, Certificate of Excellence in the Spanish Academy, and the Commonwealth Diploma. Her activities included Key Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, BSHS diving Team, Varsity sports (cross country, track & field, and swimming), Kentucky Youth Assembly and serving in youth leadership for her church. Lauren will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall to study Biology. Lauren’s future plans include a career in medicine. 
 

 

Madison_Copher-resized (Custom)  2013 Recipient of the 4-year $20,000 Scholarship

Madison Copher has received a Fayette County Farm Bureau scholarship worth $20,000 to apply towards undergraduate studies at a college of her choice. Madison, the daughter of Phillip and Sandy Copher, is a senior at Tates Creek High School plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall. Not only has Madison kept up a respectable GPA (3.6), she has been an active participant in many notable clubs and activities, including Peer Tutor/Mentoring, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Tom’s Squad/Stu’s Crew, Tates Creek HS Dance Team, Tates Creek Band, and Youth Leadership Council (to name but a few). Madison’s career plans include working with children either as an elementary or secondary teacher. She is also interested in health promotion and Kinesiology.
 

 

Danielle_Milbern (Custom)   2013 Recipient of the 2-year $2,500 Scholarship

 

Danielle Milbern was awarded a $2,500 2-year scholarship. Danielle is the daughter of Joel and Frazann Milbern and is a senior at Dunbar High School. She is enrolled in the Locust Trace Agri Science program that gives students hands-on experience in a wide range of agriculture studies.
Danielle plans to attend Bluegrass Community Technical College where she will complete her general studies requirements. She will then transfer to the University of Kentucky to complete a degree in Ag education. Her future goals include a master’s degree in Special Education at UK.
Danielle chose this career path to share her love of agriculture with her students and to help difficult to reach children by involving them in the study of agriculture.
 

 

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2012 Recipient of $2,500 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship  

Ester Vasilyuk, daughter of Yevgeniy and Galina Vasilyuk, is the recipient of a $2500 scholarship from the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation, Inc. Ester attends Bryan Station High School and her plans are to attend BCTC and acquire an associate’s degree in science then transfer to the University of Kentucky to complete her undergraduate degree. Ester’s interests include, becoming a missionary, working in agriculture and veterinary science. While enrolled in Fayette County Schools Ester also attended Locust Trace Agriscience Farm. She was a member of the Beta Club, Music Honors Society, the cross country team and the band and choir as well as having part-time employment during her successful high school career.

 

Kris Little (Custom)

2012 Recipient of $2,500 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship   

Kristian Little, daughter of Leslie Riddle, is the recipient of a $2,500 from the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation, Inc. Kris attends Locust Trace Agriscience Farm and her home school is Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. She will be attending BCTC and then transferring to Eastern Kentucky University for their spring semester in 2014 to pursue a degree in agriculture. While a student in Fayette County Public Schools Kris was Vice-President and Community Service Chair for FFA. She logged many hours of community service with participation in The Bluegrass Fair, the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Sheep and Fiber Festival, just to name a few. She has also held part-time employment while being an exemplary student.

 

Miranda Richardson (Custom)

2012 Recipient of the $20,000 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship  

Miranda Richardson, daughter of Benjamin and Ronda Richardson, is the recipient of a $20,000 from the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation, Inc. Miranda attends Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. She will be attending the University of Kentucky this fall and has been accepted as an Agricultural Biotechnology student. Her plans are to have a career in the Animal Biotechnology field pursuing cutting edge technological solutions to crippling diseases and genetic mutation in the cattle and equine industries. During her high school career Miranda held part-time employment, participated in numerous school clubs, was the editor of the yearbook her sophomore and senior years and held offices in community groups such as 4-H Ponies and Partners and was a rider with the 4-H Equestrian Drill Team. She has recently taken advantage of being an unpaid researcher at the Gluck Equine Research Center which has strengthened her decision to stay in the agricultural industry.

 


 

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2011 Recipient of the $20,000 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Jessica Barnes is the recipient of the 2011 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship. She was awarded $20,000 to attend the college of her choice to be applied towards undergraduate studies. Jessica is the daughter of James and Pamela Barnes. She is a senior at Tates Creek high school, on track to graduate in June with several honors including, 3.55+ cumulative GPA, Beta Club, National Honors Society, and International Baccalaureate. Her activities include Fayette County 4-H Livestock Club in which she raised lambs, winning several regional and state awards for her market lambs; the 4-H Country Ham Project; and Operation Christmas Child. She was also a member of the Tates Creek high school Cheerleading team for 3 years; her squad was awarded the NCA Championship this year. She will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall to study Animal Science and Pre-Vet in the College of Agriculture.

 


 

Alex Wade2010 Recipient of the 4-Year, $20,000 Fayette County Farm Bureau Gillian Barton Memorial Scholarship

Alexander Wade is a senior at P.L. Dunbar High School. He is a student in the MSTC (Math, Science and Technology Center) program at Dunbar and the son of Charles and Catherine Wade. Alex plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall and major in Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering with a minor in Biology. Alex plans to enter medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.

Alex has been involved extensively with community service work, in particular the MASKE (Math and Science Knowledge Enhancement) program at Winburn Middle School. MASKE is an initiative designed/implemented by Dunbar students to motivate and empower younger students to construct knowledge (mainly in science and math). The success of this program lies in the ability of kids who carry valued experience to challenge younger students to discover truths. It is the program’s belief that “kids teaching kids” will lead to meaningful, valued learning.

Besides being a well-rounded student and engaging in extensive community service work, Alex is also a star athlete on the Dunbar baseball team. He has garnered several awards such as Best Hitter, Academic Award, First Team All-City, and the 2007 State Championship. He believes that baseball has taught him core life values including leadership, determination and a mindset that his teammates are more important than himself.

 

Graham Tucker2010 recipient of the 4-Year, $20,000 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Graham Tucker is a senior at Henry Clay High School and the son of John & Linda Tucker. Graham plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall and major in Electrical Engineering. Graham enjoys playing guitar and doing community service work. He has a passion for technology and music, and enjoys mathematics.

 

 

 

Taryn Bunch2010 recipient of the 2-Year, $2,500 Fayette County Farm Bureau Vocational/ Technical Scholarship

Taryn Bunch, recipient of the Fayette County Farm Bureau Education Foundation’s first Vocational/Technical scholarship ever awarded, is a senior at P.L. Dunbar High School. Taryn also attends Eastside Technical Center and is involved in the Future Farmers of America program, serving as the chapter president. It was through Eastside’s agricultural program that Taryn found her love of horses and agriculture. She plans to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College in the fall and major in Equine Science. Taryn would like to pursue her dream of becoming a hippotherapist, using horses to help those with physical and mental challenges. Taryn’s other hobbies include singing and participating in the Diverse City Drama Team.

 


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