Ad Spot

Youth livestock scholarship winners announced

Contributed

Twenty-six North Carolina students have been named recipients of 2020 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced.

For Stanly County, Marcie Harward and Mattie Ann Harward were winners.

The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.

The scholarships were funded by sponsors of the annual N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on qualified applicants and funds available from the previous year’s Sale of Champions.

Because of support of the 2019 sale, 25 scholarships valued at $2,000 each were awarded this year. One $3,500 scholarship was also sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina.

A selection committee evaluated applicants based on their involvement with N.C. State Fair junior livestock shows, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and an essay. Each application was assigned a number and identifying information was removed before evaluation.

For more information on how individuals and organizations can support the 2020 Junior Livestock Sale of Champions or the scholarship program, contact Neil Bowman, director of N.C. State Fair livestock shows, at neil.bowman@ncagr.gov or 919-270-7094; or Angie Crone, sponsorship director, at angie.crone@ncagr.gov or 919-839-4514.

News

SCS, Gray Stone respond to social media posts

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taxes

Columns

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Same library, new features

News

Protest in memory of Floyd to be Saturday in Albemarle

News

People unite at Oakboro church to talk, pray, show solidarity for Floyd

News

Stanly school board passes calendars, tech education plan, says goodbye to James

News

10 Stanly residents receive Wingate degrees

News

SALUTE TO SERVICE — ‘This is so new, I feel like a first-year teacher all over again’: Teachers adjust to remote learning

News

Farmers, ranchers can apply for assistance through USDA coronavirus program

News

Panel airs concerns, seeks solutions for community

News

Locust Police refute social media posts of intended violence

News

Newly reopened hair salons and barbershops busy meeting customer demands

News

COVID-19 impacts meat industry in Stanly

News

Railroad company invests in freight rail infrastructure to serve Charlotte Pipe

News

Peaceful protest in Albemarle draws attention to killings of black Americans

News

Stanly proposed budget maintains tax rate at 67 cents

News

Stanly receives more than $950,000 in funds

News

STATE: NCDHHS issues RFQ to expand testing, contact tracing for COVID-19

News

South Stanly teacher, tennis coach set to retire

Columns

DG MARTIN COLUMN: The wife of Jesus: The North Carolina connection

Columns

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: County opening for business

News

Albemarle police make third arrest in Crump homicide case

News

Pee Dee awards scholarships

News

3 men sentenced for federal firearms, drug offenses