RENSSELAER CO., N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Council Scholarship is a very special award. The money is raised by 4-H’ers to honor and support their own. This year I am excited to announce our three scholarship recipients: Amanda Thrasher received the $1,000 award, and Travis Michel and Stephanie Bradbury have both received a $500 award.
Amanda Thrasher is the daughter of Randy Thrasher and Debbie Gutierrez of Brunswick, NY. She has been a member of Rensselaer County 4-H for eleven years. A current member of Stablemates, Teen Exchange and Ambassador/ Council Teens. She has taken advantage of many state and national experiences and received honors such as the Lohnes Award, to honor her hard work and support of our 4-H Program and being an outstanding role model to her fellow 4-H Members. We wish her luck as she pursues her passion in internal relations and international agricultural trade.
Travis Michel is the son of Scott and Kelly Michel of Valley Falls, NY. He has been a member of Rensselaer County 4-H for 13 years and is currently a senior at Greenwich Central School. He is a member of the Southern Livestock 4-H Club and primarily shows dairy cattle but also does photography, metal work and plant science projects. Travis has been a captain of the dairy bowl team for the past two years and participant of our Junior Dairy League Program, traveling to represent NY at the National Dairy Conference in 2019. We wish him luck as he pursues his interests in Agricultural Systems and Technology.
Stephanie Bradbury is the daughter of Robert and Donna Bradbury of East Schodack, NY. She has been a member of Rensselaer County 4-H for 9 years and is a senior at Notre Dame- Bishop Gibbons High School. Stephanie is currently the President of our Ambassador/Council Teen Club and has taken on many leadership roles while in 4-H. Stephanie also participated in statewide career exploration trips to Cornell University and donated her time to community service projects. We wish her luck as she studies to become a labor and delivery nurse.
Rensselaer County 4-H could not be prouder pf these three seniors. Congratulations and good luck!
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
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