Richland County names 2020 scholarship recipients

Richland County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce Lauren Mellott and Cory Myers as scholarship recipients. The recipients were selected based on their academic and extra-curricular accomplishments.

Lauren Mellott graduated in 2020 from Clear Fork High School where she served as the president of the Clear Fork FFA and class treasurer. She also provided leadership on Student Council, Leo Club and National Honor Society. Lauren was involved in a wide variety of clubs and community organizations where she was instrumental in food drives and fundraising efforts; she even hosted an annual spaghetti dinner to make a brighter Christmas for her community. She is the daughter of Jeff and Beth Mellott of Butler, grew up on a grain production farm and raises market hogs. Lauren is now attending The Ohio State University, majoring in agriscience education with a minor in agribusiness.

Lauren Mellott
Cory Myers

Cory Myers is the son of Randy and Lisa Myers of Shelby and graduated in 2020 from Shelby High School. He is attending The Ohio State University ATI majoring in agriscience education with a minor in political science. Cory served as treasurer for the Shelby FFA Chapter, president of his 4-H club and is involved at his church, where he is an altar server, in the youth choir and youth group. He was very active with community service through church, FFA, 4-H and other organizations. He raised and exhibited market rabbits, ducks, broilers, turkeys, hogs, goats, dairy feeder calves and steers over the last 10 years.

Scholarship criteria

Applicants must be a Richland County Farm Bureau member or a dependent of a member. Applicants must also be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or university. Preference was given to students going into the agriculture field.

Scholarship recipients were honored at the 2020 Richland County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on Sept. 3. Farm Bureau wishes Lauren and Cory the best of luck in their future endeavors.