MADILL, Okla. — Rio Bonham, a Madill High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.
The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.
“These nine scholarship recipients are the future of rural Oklahoma and the agriculture industry,” said Brent Haken, OKFB YF&R chairman. “As fellow young farmers and ranchers ourselves, the OKFB YF&R committee is proud to support these bright students as they pursue their academic endeavors to be involved in one of the most rewarding industries today.”
After graduating in May, Bonham plans to study biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Other students receiving the award include Darci Peach, Seiling; Dixie Boyce-Smith, Cheyenne; Peyton Burns, Kingfisher; Anna Bolen, Idabel; Tee Jay Trotter, Vian; Bree Kisling, Chisholm; Angelica Ann Beck, Moss; and Ashton Cartmell, Perkins.
The nine scholarship recipients have a wide variety of career aspirations and have chosen degrees across the agriculture industry including animal science, pre-vet, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agricultural engineering, horticulture, agricultural education, and meat science and food safety.
Students plan to study at higher-education institutions across the state including Oklahoma State University and Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The OKFB YF&R committee each year presents $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an Oklahoma accredited institution of higher learning. The scholarship program is open to members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. To learn more about the program, contact YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz at 405-523-2300.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots farm organization with more than 80,000 members throughout all 77 Oklahoma counties. Learn more by visiting www.okfarmbureau.org.
–Oklahoma Farm Bureau
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