2024 Guernsey County Farm Bureau scholarship recipients

Two students from Guernsey County will each receive a $500 scholarship to help with expenses for their upcoming college year, thanks to Guernsey County Farm Bureau. From the applications submitted, Aspen Jones and Avery Vasko both from Cambridge, were selected as the 2024 scholarship recipients.

Aspen is the daughter of Jeff and Mickey Jones. Her parents are her biggest inspiration. 

“The college journey seemed overwhelming when I first started, and I didn’t know where to start. Their help, support and guidance made the journey a lot more manageable,”  Aspen said. “Growing up, raising livestock and being a 4-H member has been an important part of my life. Many life lessons have been learned that you just can’t get in the classroom.”

Aspen is attending Muskingum University majoring in early childhood education. After graduation, her goal is to be hired at a school in Guernsey County. 

Avery Vasko is the daughter of Brad and Jaynie Vasko. She was inspired to pursue ag by her friends, family, co-workers, and livestock. Avery spends time volunteering at Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center and is active in 4-H, FFA and showing livestock. Avery will be attending Ohio State ATI to double major in animal biosciences and livestock management. Avery said, “After I finish at ATI, I plan to further my studies to get into veterinary school and eventually become a large animal veterinarian.”

Guernsey County Farm Bureau congratulates Aspen and Avery on their accomplishments and wishes all the best to our area graduates in their future endeavors. For more information on Guernsey County Farm Bureau, or available scholarships for next year, call 740-425-3681 or email [email protected].

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