4-H Scholarships awarded

By Tanya Davis | Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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4-H SCHOLAR – Jodie Wells of the Greenwood/Slidell 4-H club received the District 3 Thelma Wirges TEEA and the Greenwood Extension Education Club scholarships. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Joyce Enis, Gerry Galloway, Dixie Range, Wells, Bobbie Ashley and Linda Hood. Submitted photo

The Texas Home Demonstration Association was organized in August 1926 by 399 women attending a farmer’s short course at A&M University. One of the purposes for organizing was to establish a scholarship for a deserving 4-H girl.

This original scholarship of $200 has grown to 12 in 2012, given annually at $1,000 each. Funding of these scholarships began with a 5 cent donation per member in 1926. Scholarships are now funded through the annual Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) budget and awarded to both deserving boys and girls.

Jodie Wells, Greenwood/Slidell 4-H member, has benefited from the dedicated efforts of this association to support the 4-H program. Not only was she recently named the recipient of the $1,000 District 3 Thelma Wirges TEEA scholarship, she was also awarded the Greenwood Extension Education Club scholarship in the amount of $1,000. She will be a student at University of North Texas this fall.

Jodie was chosen for the scholarship after submitting her 4-H record book and an application. Judging criteria included 4-H experiences and projects, leadership, citizenship and community service, 4-H honors, outside 4-H activities and scholastic achievement.

For more information on how you can join in the efforts of Extension Education Association in Wise County, call the Extension office at (940) 627-3341.

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