2020 NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship Announced

26 individuals were selected as recipients of this year’s NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship. The scholarship is funded through proceeds of the NC State Fair Sale of Champions. This year, more than $53,000 in scholarships were awarded.

Thanks to the support of buyers and sponsors of the N.C. State Fair Sale of Champions, more than two dozen students will have some of the financial stress of college eased.

Showing livestock prepares youth for their future by teaching them responsibility, hard work, good sportsmanship, dedication, and discipline that will help them succeed in college and future careers. Showing livestock also funds many youth’s college funds whether through the sale of an animal or receiving a scholarship like this one. Livestock and the NC State Fair are making a difference in the lives of youth across the state.

25 students received $2,000 scholarships while a $3,500 scholarship (sponsored by Farm Credit Associations) was awarded to an additional recipient.

To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must have participated in the NC State Fair junior livestock or turkey shows and be either a high school senior or enrolled in a college or university. Recipients were selected based off of their involvement in N.C. State Fair junior livestock shows, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and an essay.

The following are the 2020 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to all!
— Madison Sifford
— Nate Worley
— Lawton Looper
— Katherine Eastep
— Abigail Fulton
— Tristen Fulton
— Hayden Riddick
— Zachery Keeter
— Mason Blinson
— Emily Holland, $3,500 Scholarship Winner

— Cecilia Fricke
— Isabel Fricke
— Makensie Mohrfeld
— Johnna Tyndall
— Regan Mitchem
— Caley Mayo
— Cynthia Connolly
— Abigail Wilson
— Marcie Harward
— Mattie Ann Harward
— Lynae Bowman
— Rachel Brown
— Allison Hartman
— Garrett See
— Taylor Glover
— Ethan Thompson

The NC State Fair holds many special memories for me and has taught me a great deal. To be honored with the NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship is more than just receiving a scholarship, it is a continuation of all that showing livestock and the State Fair means to me. It is a reminder of the positive impact it has all had on my life. I’m appreciative for the support I have felt over the years.

-Garrett See, Wake County

PhD student at UNL

About Marisa Linton See

Marisa grew up showing and raising livestock in NC. She has shown animals at the N.C. State Fair for 15 years and is a past youth livestock scholarship recipient. She is an N.C. State University graduate, agricultural photographer and blogger.

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