The Lake County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees would like to honor their 2022 Scholarship recipients, Anya Demshar, Paige Lucic and Julia Bystrom!

Anya is the daughter of Todd and Regan Demshar of Painesville. She is a freshman at Wilmington College majoring in animal science. Anya is involved with Veterinarians of Tomorrow; Collegiate 4-H; Collegiate Farm Bureau; Wilmington College Aggies and the Equestrian Team and was on the Dean’s list Fall 2021. Anya is a mentor for the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge and she will be representing Lake County Farm Bureau this September on the Young Agricultural Professionals Leadership Experience to Washington, D.C.

Paige is the daughter of Steve and Lynne Lucic of Chardon. She is a freshman at the University of Findlay majoring in exercise science for health professionals. Paige is involved with the Collegiate FFA, Cattle Show Team and Western Equestrian Team (Varsity). She was  on the Dean’s list Fall 2021 and the Reserve Champion Full-blood Female American Aberdeen Show at the National Western Stock Show.

Julia is the daughter of Stephen and Shannon Bystrom of Perry.  She is a sophomore at Wilmington College majoring in animal science with a minor in chemistry.  Julia is a member of both the cross country and track teams; Collegiate 4-H; Wilmington College Farm Bureau and Amnesty International. She was on the Dean’s List her freshman year, is currently on track for Dean’s List this year, and also received Ohio Athletic Conference Honors in cross country and anticipates receiving conference honors for the track season.

Congratulations Anya, Paige and Julia. “Best of Luck” in your future endeavors!

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