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Stuedeman earns ACA scholarship

Anna Katherine Stuedeman of Demopolis was presented the Tagged for Greatness Scholarship at the 66th annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show.

As a senior at Demopolis High School, Stuedeman is a member of the tennis team, cheerleading squad, Anchor Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also serves as Beta Club vice president and is a Comfort Care Hospice volunteer.

In the fall, she will attend Auburn University, majoring in speech pathology. Upon completion of her degree, she plans to help those who are suffering from speech impairments in rural Alabama. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ted Stuedeman.

Each year, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation awards Tagged for Greatness scholarships to deserving youth from Alabama’s livestock industry. These scholarships are funded through the sale of the “Cowboy Tag,” which is available at the county tag office and is approved for vehicles up to 10,000 pounds.

The beef industry is the second-largest segment of Alabama’s farm economy, representing a $2-billion industry with annual sales of cattle and calves exceeding $450 million.

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, founded in 1944, is one of the nation’s largest state cattlemen’s associations with an annual membership of 12,000. For more information about the ACA, visit its Web site at www.bamabeef.org.