The Trumbull County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees would like to honor our 2022 scholarship recipients, Desirae Allen and Colby Turon.

Desirae is the daughter of James and Denise Allen of Leavittsburg. She is a sophomore at Clarion University in Clarion, PA, majoring in speech pathology. Desirae is involved with The Camelot Center; and serves as a volunteer at the hospital; with Vacation Bible School; and with Farm Bureau.  At Clarion, as a softball team member, they volunteer their time in the community doing things like working out with Special Olympics participants, going to local schools, cleaning up the community and doing a trunk or treat.  Desi was on the Dean’s List in the fall of 2021.

Colby is the son of Joe and Meghan Turon of West Farmington. He is a 2022 graduate of Cardinal High School in Middlefield and will be attending Hiram College in the fall majoring in biology.  He has been involved in Cardinal Varsity Soccer; Cardinal Drama Club; Kiwanis Key Club; the Cardinaires- Show Choir, and Honor Society. Outside of school, Colby has participated in the Trumbull County 4-H- Cows R Us Club; the Trumbull County Judging Team, and the OSU 4-H Judging Team.

Congratulations, Desirae and Colby.  “Best of Luck” in your future endeavors!

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