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4-H members receive Foundation scholarships

Members of New Mexico 4-H received scholarships totaling more than $7,000 during the 83rd annual State 4-H Conference held July 13 at New Mexico State University.

ng to Amy Zemler, 4-H activities specialist for NMSU, all scholarships are given through the 4-H Foundation.

Some scholarships were inspired by individuals in support of higher education. The Allen Chapman scholarship was established by his family because he was such a strong supporter of 4-H and local schools, said Zemler.

"Mr. Chapman once said that the 'best insurance anyone can have is a college education,'" Zemler said.

Scholarship recipients are listed below by county.

Logan Potts received a $1,000 Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. scholarship.

Dave Lowry received the $1,000 Allen Chapman Memorial scholarship and a Jesse Holloway Memorial scholarship.

Chanz Robbins received a $1,000 Valley Telephone Cooperative scholarship and a $500 Scarborough-Lyneberry Foundation scholarship. Raynee Ward received a $1,000 Valley Telephone Cooperative scholarship and the $500 Torch Memorial scholarship.

Michael Ryan Gaines received a $500 Scarborough-Lyneberry Foundation scholarship.

Valtie Riddle received a $500 Scarborough-Lyneberry Foundation scholarship.

Julia Acree received a $500 Scarborough-Lyneberry Foundation scholarship and a $500 Willie Glen and Edna Idedell Lavender Vinzant Memorial scholarship.

Ryan Painter received a $500 Scarborough-Lyneberry Foundation scholarship.

The 4-H Youth Development Program was implemented in1902 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to introduce improved methods of farming and homemaking throughout the country. Today it is the largest youth organization in the world with approximately 7 million members in America alone and programs in 80 additional countries. There are more than 75,000 members in New Mexico assisted by 11,000 adult volunteers. Programs include an array of life skills education from family living to animal science, leadership and the arts.

Note: Photos of individual recipients are available on request. Contact Darren Phillips, chief photographer, University Communications and Marketing Services; (505) 646-1990; darrenp@nmsu.edu.

Mickelle Spendlove
Sept. 8, 2006