Columbiana County Announces Scholarship Winners

Congratulations the following four recipients of the 2017 Columbiana County Farm Bureau Scholarship Awards.

nora-yankovichNora Yankovich is the daughter of Jane and Tom Yankovich of Kensington.  Nora recently graduated from Minerva High School and will attend The Ohio State University in the fall where she plans to major in agricultural/biological engineering.

Nora’s honors and activities include being a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Pep Club, and a member of the Springfield Booster Boys 4-H Club for nine years.  She was also named a Buckeye Girls State Delegate, December Minerva News Leader Teen of the Month, and January Alliance Elks Teen of the Month. Nora is a mentor in the Minerva Mentoring Program, played varsity basketball, cross country & track, and was named on the Kent State Dean’s List.  She received several Jr. Fair awards including two-time Jr. Fair Market Steer Skillathon winner, 2016 Market Steer Rate of Gain winner, Senior Market Steer Showmanship, was a 2017 Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Youth team member and 2017 American Quarter Horse Youth World Show Qualifier.

 ashley-hahnAshley Hahn is the daughter of Jeremy and Brandy Hahn of Salem.  Ashley recently graduated from United Local High School and will attend Bowling Green State University where she plans to major in business finance.

Ashley’s honors and activities include being involved in various community organizations including 4-H where she served as the club treasurer for three years and secretary for three years. She was a member of the Jr. Fairboard, National Honor Society, FCCLA, Spanish Club, secretary of United Local’s Key Club, and a mentor in the U and Me Mentoring Program.  Megan has received awards for merit roll, attendance, and the Community Service Award through the Challenge Program.

jarod-herronJarod Herron is the son of Jay and Pamela Herron of Salem.  Jarod recently graduated from United Local High School.  He will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall where he plans on majoring in dairy science.

Jarod’s honors and activities during high school include National Honors Society, U and Me Mentoring Program, 4-H – 2016 Royal Court, 2014 County Health and Safety Speech Winner, county winner for a variety of non-livestock projects, Jersey Dairy Beef Feeder Project for the past eight years, Ventures Crew, Boy Scouts of America, National Eagle Scout Association, Columbiana Jr. Fairboard, Ohio Jr. Jersey Breeders Association 2016 Outstanding Boy and Youth Achievement Winner, and he will be attending the National Jersey Youth Academy July 2017.

 michael-estockMichael Estock is the son of Mike and Theresa Estock of Beloit.  Michael graduated from West Branch High School in June of 2012 and currently attends The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.

Michael’s honors and activities include serving as vice president and recruitment/scholarship chairman as an undergraduate for the Delta Theta Sigma agricultural fraternity.  He was a three-year member and served as community service chair for two years for the Towers Agricultural Honorary; Shades of Animal Science.  Michael was also a three-year member of the Pre-Vet Club, Chimes Junior Class Honorary, Veterinary Early Commitment Program, 2016 Outstanding Sr. Award, and on the Dean’s List.  In Veterinary School he is in the Food Animal Club, Theriogenology Club, Student Chapter of American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.