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2016-2017 Scholarships Awarded
The Centerburg Oldtime Farming Festival has chosen the following three students to receive scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year: Taylor Pfeifer, Zoe Compton and Rebecca Roberts.
Taylor, a 2016 graduate of Centerburg High School, resides with her parents Jodi and Doug Pfeifer on Bloomfield Road. While in high school she was a member of Student Council and the Ohio Scholar's Association. Her extracurricular activities included FFA, basketball, Dream Catchers 4-H Club, Centerburg Livestock 4-H Club, Knox County Canine Council, and Interscholastic Equestrian Association. This fall she will be studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Findlay. Eventually she hopes to do her graduate work at The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in preparation for becoming a veterinarian with her own practice caring for large and small animals. In the future she would love to open a veterinary hospital along with a shelter/boarding facility for homeless and needy animals as well as a scholarship fund for people who cannot afford to treat their pets.
Zoe is also a recent graduate of Centerburg High School. She lives with her parents, Jarrod and Kathy Compton of White Rd. and will be majoring in Agribusiness at Ohio University this fall. As a high school student she was involved in the many following activities: FFA, 4-H, varsity volleyball, NHS, Ohio Scholars Assoc., Students With A Goal, Student Council, CHS Theater Productions, Music Honors Society, Spanish Club, various choirs, and the Johnstown Christian Church. She was honored to receive the State FFA Degree. After receiving her college business degree she plans on eventually raising livestock on her own farm and managing an agricultural related business. Zoe says, "I believe agriculture is a valuable and worthwhile business. It gives me a sense of purpose and pride knowing that the work I do helps to feed the world."
Rebecca Roberts, a graduate of Centerburg High School and Wilmington College, is the daughter of JoAnn Shepherd-Miller of Lock Road. She will soon be commencing her second year of graduate studies at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While an undergraduate student she participated in Delta Tau Alpha - Ag. Honor Society, Green Key - Wilmington College Honor Society, Art Club (Vice Pres.), and Fossil Club (Secretary). Rebecca states, "My main career goal is to have a clinic in a small town/city that allows me to know my clients and patients more than just another appointment. I would also like to provide an opportunity for the next generation to help animals and pursue their passion of becoming a veterinarian."
In order to be considered for receiving a scholarship from The Oldtime Farming Festival it is required the student be enrolled as a full time student with at least 12 credit hours and planning to pursue a degree at any two or four-year accredited institution majoring in an agriculture related course of study. He or she must be a senior or graduate of Centerburg High School living in the Centerburg School District.
The fine support of The Oldtime Farming Festival by the Centerburg community makes it possible to award scholarships to these fine young individuals.