Monroe County Farm Bureau announces 2020 scholarship recipients

Three students from Monroe County will each receive a $500 scholarship to help with expenses for their upcoming college year, thanks to Monroe County Farm Bureau. From the applications submitted, Lauren Christman, Alayna Christy and Madison Huck were selected as the 2020 scholarship recipients. 

Lauren Christman, Woodsfield, and a graduate of Swiss Hills Career Center is the daughter of Dian Wetzel and Dean Christman. Lauren received a $500 scholarship from Monroe County Farm Bureau in memory of Dan Greenlee.

“During my high school career, my family, friends and teachers have helped me tremendously making the proper decisions to get to where I am today” she said.  Lauren has been in involved with 4-H for 10 years and is currently a member of the Show Pro’s 4-H Club showing market steers for the fourth year. Her past volunteer work has included helping out at a local dairy farm by feeding the calves and pushing the cows to the parlor for milking. Future plans for Christman include attending Belmont College to study in the field of phlebotomy with the goal of achieving a job in a hospital or long-term care facility.

A $500 scholarship through Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, in honor of Bill and Glenda Thomas, long-time supporters of Farm Bureau, will be awarded to both Alayna Christy and Madison Huck.

Alayna Christy, a graduate of Monroe Central High School, is the daughter of Vaughn and Pam Christy, Woodsfield. 

“Through FFA and 4-H, I have gotten the opportunity to show cattle, hogs and goats. These organizations, along with OCA Best Program, sparked my love for animals and helped me realize the love I have for them and agriculture as a whole” she said. Alayna has participated in volleyball, track, Pep-club, Key Club, HPAC, along with CCP and AP courses. Christy plans to attend The University of Findlay and major in Animal Science-Pre-Vet, with the goal of obtaining her doctorate in veterinary medicine.

Madison Huck is currently a sophomore at The University of Findlay majoring in animal science with a minor in marketing and interpersonal communications.

“Being involved in 4-H and agriculture my whole life has inspired me to pursue this type of degree and potential career” she said. Madison is the daughter of Chris and Christina Huck of Lewisville. Some of her hobbies include traveling and showing cattle. While attending The University of Findlay she has enjoyed volunteering at the Hancock County Humane Society, participating in Pre-Vet Club and being a member of The University of Findlay Beef Cattle Show Team.

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

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