The Ashtabula County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees would like to honor their 2022 Scholarship recipients, Faith Blankenship, Allison Graves and Allison Stokes.

Faith Blankenship is the daughter of Stephanie Marous and Dennis Headley of Jefferson.  She is a freshman at Youngstown State University majoring in early childhood education/early childhood intervention specialist. Faith is an honors college student, a member of Chi Alpha (Campus Ministries), participated in Guinathon the Dance Marathon which raises money for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Branch and has been selected as a resident assistant for the 2022-2023 school year. In the summer of 2021, Faith was a volunteer camp counselor for the Ashtabula County week at 4-H Camp Whitewood. She also helped with many 4-H activities during the 2021 fair week. Faith made the Fall 2021 Dean’s List and the Fall 2021 President’s List.

Allison Graves is the daughter of Adam Graves of Jefferson and April Graves of Williamsfield. She is a sophomore at Youngstown State University majoring in nursing with a possible minor in Spanish. Allison was on the Deans List for Fall 2021. Allison did a lot of community service through FFA and now donates blood every 8 weeks at her university as well as helping out where ever she can with her brothers’ 4-H groups. She is a waitress at the Andover Diner and also babysits. Allison is also a Young Ag Professionals member of Ashtabula County Farm Bureau.

Allison Stokes is the daughter of Kenneth and Tamara Stokes of Jefferson. She is a freshman at Kent State University majoring in marketing with a minor in event planning.  Allison has been involved in H20 Kent Church and Intermural Volleyball and was on the Dean’s list Fall 2021. Allison has helped with many community projects and worked for Brant’s Apple Orchard.

Congratulations Faith, Allison, and Allison. “Best of Luck” in the future!

Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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