Farm Tech Days announces scholarship recipients
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Inc, has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to youth who were involved as volunteers in the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days hosted by Wood County.
Scholarship recipients were chosen on the basis of their volunteer efforts before and during the show, scholastic achievements, as well as school and community activities. Scholarship recipients must live in Wood County or an adjoining county.
Jenna Snortheim, currently a senior at Auburndale High School, will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where she intends to major in agricultural education. An extremely active volunteer at the recent Farm Technology Days, Jenna was very involved with the Youth Committee, starting with the planning process two years before the show, and going on to work in many different areas of the Youth Campus at the show. She also worked in several other areas at the show: helping to set up the National Farm Medicine Center display, raking mulch in the exposition and food tents, as well as helping to take down fencing after the show.
Jenna is a four-year FFA member and has served as treasurer, vice president, and president. She has been awarded the Green Hand Degree and the Chapter Degree and was chosen to attend the FFA Washington Leadership Conference.
Jenna has also been a long time 4-H member serving as secretary, vice president, and president of her club. She has been a member of the Wood county Livestock Judging Team, attended the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Conference, and was selected as the 2017 Central Wisconsin State Fair Junior Fairest of the Fair. She is active in her church, serving as server and reader for mass and singing in the choir.
Jillian Tyler, a recent graduate of Granton Area Schools, will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship which she will use to attend the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where she plans to major in agricultural education. Jillian volunteered to work in the Wisconsin Team Ag Ed booth for two days of the show, where she promoted agricultural education and answered visitor questions.
Extremely active in her high school FFA Chapter, Jillian has received numerous awards including the State Degree in 2018. She has served in several leadership capacities, including local chapter president and state FFA vice president in 2018. She has also been a Quiz Bowl Team district winner, a creed speaking contest district winner, Parliamentary Procedure Team state finalist and a Prepared Public Speaking District winner.
Her school activities include National Honor Society, Student Council, and Class President. She has been very active in her community, working with Hunger Rally, Adopt-a-Highway, Granton Fall Festival, Christmas Angel Project, Project Merry Christmas, Relay for Life, Red Cross blood drives, and Granton Community Park Picnic.
Martina Schulz, Arpin, who graduated from Pittsville High School this spring, will receive a $500 scholarship to attend the Southwest Technical College, Fennimore, where she plans to study agri-business/animal science. Martina was very involved with the cranberry exhibit in Innovation Square. She worked all three days of the show helping to set up and tear down the exhibit. She also worked with the youth aspects of the exhibit, helping visitors to experience a slice of the cranberry industry.
Martina has been very active in school activities, including serving as baseball manager for four years, participated in Solo and Ensemble for four years, show choir, and had the lead role in the high school musical. She has been an active FFA member, being awarded the FFA Star Award- State Proficiency Award in Specialty Farming and was selected as the Wisconsin State Fair Supreme Champion Showman for wether style sheep.