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State Fair of Texas Awards Scholarships to Ag students and Others

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The State Fair of Texas awarded over $1.24 million in college scholarships to deserving high school students in 2020. This year featured 208 scholarships, including 82 Pete Schenkel Scholarships and 120 Youth Livestock Scholarships. Two Seasonal Employee Scholarships, one Benny Clark Memorial Scholarship, one Peggy Sloan Memorial Scholarship, and two Terry Griffin Memorial Scholarships were awarded.

Since its inception in 1992, The Big Tex Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to over 2,700 students, for a total of more than $13.7 million. Selected applicants who participated in youth livestock competitions at the State Fair of Texas receive scholarships each year.

Youth Livestock Scholarships

State Fair of Texas Awards Scholarships to Ag students and Others

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120 Youth Livestock Scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors from across the state. Scholarships were awarded to Abigail Hooper of Joaquin, Alexis Ruthart of Mabank, Anna Pickering of Redwater, and Anna Schieberle of Rockwall. Also Anna Abbe of Corsicana, Annah Morris of Bronson, Ashlyn Real of Conroe, Bailey Lamb of Huntsville, Baylee Glaze of Tioga, and Bayleigh Becker of Farmersville.

Additional recipients are Blake Dunkel of Archer City, Blake Mills of Center Point, Bonnie McKinzie of Stephenville, Brantly Hoover of Midland, and Brittney Brown of Splendora. Brooke Blackshear of Cypress, Bryanne Cude of Goree, Bryce Hamlin of Big Spring, Cade Hellman of Gainesville, Caitlyn Muckensturm of Krum, and Cambree Schwartz of San Angelo also received scholarships. Also Casey Smith of Wylie, Cassady Craddock of Howe, Cassidi DeArmond of Three Rivers, Charlotte Smalley of Petersburg, Cheyenne Neal of Saltillo, Clint Demmitt of Bridgeport, and Colby Allensworth of Bryan.

More Scholarship Students

State Fair of Texas Awards Scholarships to Ag students and Others
Photo: State Fair of Texas

Colton Smith of Arp, Colton Meurer of Aquilla, Cutter Pohlman of Hereford, Dacey Dietiker of Clifton, Dave Mitchell of Bremond, Daylin Watkins of Kaufman, Dylan Outlaw of Bryan, and Emerald Salinas of Mission also received scholarships. Also Emilee Sanderson of Blackwell, Emma Nowotny of New Braunfels, Eric Smith of Ennis, Erica Adams of Chireno, Evan Price of Pilot Point, Faith Snapp of Slaton, Gracen Proctor of Lamesa, Graci Phillips of Valley Spring, Gracie Oates of Paradise, and Hailey Crumley of Lorena.

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