Three Hopkins County students have been awarded scholarships from the State Fair of Texas for their participation in the fair’s Texas Youth Livestock Show.
Sarah Catherine Halter from Sulphur Springs High School and Chanda Rae Neal from Saltillo High School have each been awarded a four-year $5,000 Youth Livestock Scholarship sponsored by the State Fair of Texas. The $1,250-a-year scholarship is renewable by maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.
Colten Reese Froneberger from Sulphur Springs High School has been awarded a one-year $2,000 Youth Livestock Award.
Since 1992, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to academically talented students who graduate from high schools in the Dallas State Fair Park area. In 1993, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program expanded its youth support by awarding scholarships to academically talented students who participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows. The 2013-2014 Youth Livestock Show will be held this fall during the 127th State Fair of Texas, Sept. 27 to Oct. 20, at Fair Park in Dallas.
The State Fair of Texas is awarding 248 scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year. This includes 54 new and 109 renewed Youth Livestock Scholarships and 43 new and 42 renewed recently renamed Pete Schenkel Scholarships (for students from the Fair Park area high schools).
Froneberger participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows from 2007-2012 in the 4-H/FFA Agricultural Science Fairs and also in the 4-H/FFA Mechanics Project Show and Tractor Restoration Contests and won numerous places including first in both events six times. He has been an active member and officer of FFA and received many awards and honors. The son of Dan and Kathy Froneberger of Sulphur Springs plans to attend Texas A&M University–Commerce and major in agricultural education.
Halter participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Show in 2011 and 2012 in the 4- H/FFA Ag Mechanics Project and Tractor Restoration placing first and the Agricultural Science Fair. In high school, she has been an active member of FFA, National Honor Society, Choir, Key Club and the Student Council. She has held numerous offices in those clubs and has been active in community service. She plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University and major in agribusiness. She is the daughter of Bob and Cathy Halter of Sulphur Springs.
Neal participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows from 2003-2012. She showed in the Youth Dairy Cattle Shows, winning Grand Champ Breed four times. She has been active in FFA, FCA, FCCLA, Beta Club serving as an officer in those clubs, softball and a cheerleader. She plans to attend Tarleton State University and major in agricultural education. She is the daughter of Chad and Dena Neal of Saltillo.
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