Fulton County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

 

Louisville, KY (July 6, 2018) – Haley M Hartman, Jada Beth Mathews, Samantha Summer McClure, Allie Shea McCullough, Brandon Stone Willis, and Emmalee Elaine Young, all seniors at Fulton County High School, are each the recipient of a $250 college scholarship from Fulton County Farm Bureau. In partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

Haley M. Hartman plans to attend Western Kentucky Community & Technical College to pursue a degree in journalism. She is the daughter of Sam and Melanie Hartman of Hickman.

Jada Beth Mathews will attend Western Kentucky University to earn a degree in agriculture. She is the daughter of Jermey and Jaime Mathews of Hickman.

Samantha Summer McClure is heading to Murray State University to obtain a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Eddie Luter and Melissa King of Hickman.

Allie Shea McCullough plans to attend Arkansas State University to pursue a degree in radiologic science. She is the daughter of Steven and Kodie McCullough of Hickman.

Brandon Stone Willis plans to attend Murray State University to pursue a degree in secondary education. He is the son of Tracy Lane of Hickman.

Emmalee Elaine Young will attend Murray State University to pursue a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Steve Young and Melissa Newton of Hickman.

Farm Bureau scholarships, offered annually, are awarded to recipients who display the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

 

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