EDUCATION

Meadows wins State Fair scholarship

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wesley Lane Meadows a graduating senior from Paradise High School has been awarded a four-year $5,000 Youth Livestock Scholarship sponsored by the State Fair of Texas. The $1,250 per year scholarship is renewable by maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

In 1993, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program expanded its youth support by awarding scholarships to academically talented students who participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows.

The 2013-2014 Youth Livestock Show will be held this fall during the 127th State Fair of Texas, Sept. 27 to Oct. 20, at Fair Park in Dallas.

The State Fair of Texas is awarding 248 scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year, including 54 new and 109 renewed Youth Livestock Scholarships.

Meadows participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows in 2011-2012. He participated in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest and Product ID. In high school, he has been an active member of FFA, 4-H Club and Beta Club. He was also drum major and played golf, football and ran track. Meadows is a Boy Scout.

He has held numerous offices in the above-mentioned clubs and received many awards and honors during his high school career. He has also been active in community service.

Meadows plans to attend Texas A&M University in College Station and major in animal science. He is the son of Ronald and Karen Meadows of Paradise.

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