HARRISONBURG — More than 300 local youth and volunteers were recognized for outstanding achievements and service at this year’s Rockingham County 4-H Achievement Reception, according to Dara Booher, head of the 4-H program for Rockingham County.
Those who attended the annual event, held earlier this month at the James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center, had to be invited based on certain criteria. They had to score well on their yearly project books, accept a scholarship or award or be recognized for state or national participation.
Among the hundreds of award winners, six local students left the event with continuing education scholarships.
Savannah Fink, 18, of Bergton and a Blue Ridge Community College student, received $1,000 from an E.B. Craun memorial fund. Chelsea Ellington, 18, of Linville and a Broadway High School senior, received $1,000 from a Kelley Coggsdale memorial fund.
Erin Miller, 18, of Rockingham County and a Turner Ashby High School senior, received $750 from a Homer Quann memorial fund.
The Rockingham County Farm Bureau supplied a $500 scholarship to Emily Herring, 17, of Broadway and a senior at Broadway High School. The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce provided a $500 scholarship to Mary Callender, 17, of Bridgewater and a Turner Ashby senior.
Finally, the 4-H Food Booth supplied a $500 scholarship to Mikayla Bailey, 17, a Turner Ashby senior.