Five Adams County 4-H teens were awarded scholarships during ceremonies at the recent Adams County Fair. Scholarship recipients were selected based on an application, their academic record, and an interview by members of the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and its designees. Scholarship winners include:
Jacob Miley, 18, who earned this year’s Matt Baker Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Jacob is the son of Brian Miley and a member of the Good Horsekeeping 4-H Club. He graduated from West Union High School in spring, 2016 and plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering from Wright State University.
Karlie Harper, 18, who earned a $700 scholarship from the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. She is the daughter of Mary and Brent Harper, Manchester. Karlie is a member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club and recently graduated from Manchester High School and the OVCTC, where she was a member of the Ohio Valley Chapter of FFA. Karlie plans to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian and will start her long journey towards that goal at Morehead State University in Kentucky this fall.
Kyle Boerger, 17, is a recent graduate of North Adams High School. He has already earned his Associate’s Degree from Southern State Community College. He received the first annual 4-H TSC Paper Clover Scholarship in the amount of $500. Kyle is the son of Karl and Kelly Boerger, Seaman. He will be pursuing a degree in history and serving as a member of the ROTC at Wright State University this fall.
Morgan Grooms, 18, recently graduated from West Union High School and the OVCTC, where she served as president of the Ohio Valley Chapter of FFA. She is an active member of the Adams County Junior Fair Board and the Country Cousins 4-H Club. Morgan, the daughter of David and Melissa Grooms, plans to attend Southern State Community College this fall.
Jennah Wright, 18, is a member of the Adams County Junior Dairymen 4-H Club. She is the daughter of John and Jill Wright, Winchester, and graduated from North Adams High School this spring. She plans to attend Shawnee State University this fall, majoring in communications with an emphasis in Spanish and leadership.
Funds for the scholarships are secured each year by the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. Interest earned on the Adams County 4-H Endowment at The Ohio State University, some of the proceeds from the annual 4-H candy sale, and, for the first time this year, funds from the TSC Paper Clover Campaign help fund the scholarships.