Two students awarded 4-H scholarships

Laura Littrell

FONDA — Two area students have received the 2018 Jennifer Freeman Memorial 4-H Scholarship from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties and the Fulton-Montgomery 4-H Youth development program, according to a news release.

Laura Littrell of Montgomery County, a graduate of Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School, and Schuyler Claes of Fulton County, a graduate of Johnstown High School, were given the scholarships that go to two graduating high school seniors enrolled in the 4-H program who submit outstanding applications.

Littrell is a 10-year member of the 4-H Program. During her 4-H career she has been involved in several project areas including fabric furnishings, food and nutrition, and arts and crafts–though, her true passion lies in her dairy cattle project.

She has been involved with Dairy Quiz Bowl at the regional and state level and was a NYS 4-H Junior Dairy Leader. She credits her involvement in the Junior Dairy Leaders program with giving her one of the best experiences in her life.

Littrell is attending the State University at Cobleskill pursuing a degree in agriculture science toward a career in dairy cattle genetics.

Schuyler Claes

Claes is a 12-year member of the 4-H Program. Throughout his time in 4-H he has been involved with a variety of project areas, including public speaking, horse, poultry and community service.

He has been actively involved with Horse Quiz Bowl and horse communications, having advanced to the regional and state-level competitions for both. Claes credits 4-H for helping him decide his career path.

He is attending the State University at Canton pursuing a degree in the veterinary technician program.