Guernsey County Farm Bureau announces 2020 scholarship recipients

Two students from Guernsey County each will receive a $500 scholarship to help with expenses for their upcoming college year, thanks to Guernsey County Farm Bureau. From the applications submitted, Katie Hivnor and Brady Emerson, both of Cambridge, were selected as the 2020 scholarship recipients. 

Katie is the daughter of Larry and Pamela Hivnor and has been very active during her successful academic career. She has participated in 4-H, cheerleading, gymnastics, shown hogs in the Circuit and worked at Riesbeck’s. She has been inspired by her parents, who have instilled good values and a strong work ethic. Katie said they have always been there for her and have enjoyed attending her various events, watching her perform and are supportive of her endeavors. Her parents continue to encourage her as she plans and prepares for college and her future career.

“During this pandemic I want to say that my heroes are all the health care workers who go to work every day to care for the sick. This is a bad time, with COVID-19; we are isolated from friends, family, school and church. When I am feeling down, I think of all of the doctors and nurses that are considered ‘essential workers,’ and they don’t have a choice to go to work or not. They work 24 hours a day, never closing, never turning anyone away,” she said. Future plans for Katie include attending Muskingum University and enrolling in the nursing program.  Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, her goal is to pursue an advanced degree with certification as a nurse anesthetist and work in an outpatient care facility.

Brady, son of Jamie and Stacie Emerson, has participated in multiple sports, clubs and service organizations while in high school. As a member of the varsity teams, Emerson was a three-year letterman in wrestling, while lettering all four years in both football and baseball.  He received numerous academic honors, was active in many clubs, and enjoyed volunteering for several projects and activities with various community service organizations.

“There are many things that have inspired me to be successful. I think my parents have influenced me the most. They have pushed me to be my best since I was very young. I greatly appreciate everything they have done for me over the years to put me in a successful position,” he said. Emerson plans to continue his academic career at The Ohio State University and focus on studies in the health and science field. To pursue his chosen career path, he will attend graduate school and become a physical therapist.

Guernsey County Farm Bureau congratulates these two fine students on their accomplishments and wishes all the best to our area graduates in their future endeavors.

For more information on Guernsey County Farm Bureau, or available scholarships for next year, phone 740-425-3681 or email [email protected].

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