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Yates, Moore receive 4-H Foundation scholarships

Will Yates and Jamie Moore, both of Marengo County, each received one of 35 $1,000 Alabama 4-H Foundation scholarships awarded to 4-H high school seniors. Scholarships were presented at a recognition and awards program following 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

The scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education during the 2019–2020 academic year.

“The Alabama 4-H Foundation is committed to seeing young people succeed, and there is no better way to display this kind of commitment than through scholarship support,” said Seth Tuttle, development officer for the Alabama 4-H Foundation. “We’re honored to have awarded 35 scholarships to 4-H’ers from all across our great state. It is our goal to help these young people continue on their life journey and represent the values of Alabama 4-H.”

Applications were accepted online through March 1. As part of the application process, students were required to submit a resume, a letter of recommendation and also their 4-H story titled “How Alabama 4-H Has Changed My Life.”

“These young people represent the best of Alabama and 4-H,” said Molly Gregg, assistant director of Alabama 4-H. “They are positive forces for their communities and our world.”

For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and uses regional Extension agents as well as community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and parents to deliver youth development programs in all 67 counties.

Today, Alabama 4-H engages more than 178,000 youth. For more information, visit alabama4h.com.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, September 11 issue of the Demopolis Times.)