Local student wins “Tagged for Greatness” scholarship

Published 5:05 pm Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chance Martin of Demopolis was presented with a “Tagged for Greatness” Scholarship at the 70th Annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Birmingham.

He is the son of Ed Martin of Demopolis. He will graduate from Demopolis High School this year with a 4.33 GPA and ACT of 31. Some of his activities are National Honor Society, Beta Club and Key Club.

Demopolis' Chance Martin is presented with the "Tagged for Greatness" scholarship by the 2012 president of the Alabama Cattlemen's Association, Donna Jo Curtis.

Demopolis’ Chance Martin is presented with the “Tagged for Greatness” scholarship by the 2012 president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Donna Jo Curtis.

He was also a member of the Demopolis High School Football team that won the 5A State Championship in 2009. Martin has participated in Marengo County’s Youth Leadership Program and was elected to the House at Boy’s State in 2012. He plans to attend Auburn University in the fall to major in Mechanical Engineering.

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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 your county’s 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, visit the ACA website at www.bamabeef.org.