KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation Board announced it will award nearly $22,000 in scholarships for the 2012-13 school year. Eighteen students were selected to receive $1,000 KCFB Foundation General Scholarships, including Robert Dunteman and Buddy Hass of Elburn, Chase Bornemann of Sugar Grove, and Mitchell Dienst, Grace Fabrizius, Olivia Fabrizius, Sally Gorenz, Karissa Pitstick and Cynthia Roberg, all of Maple Park.
Tyler Fabrizius of Maple Park was chosen to receive the $1,000 John Buck Memorial Scholarship award.
Scholarship recipients will be recognized during a ceremony at the Kane County Farm Bureau on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m.
Scholarship recipients were selected from 29 applications submitted.
For more information on Kane County Farm Bureau’s Foundation Scholarship programs, contact Steve Arnold, executive director, at (630) 584-8660.
La Foxâ€”Buddy Hass, of rural Elburn, won the Kane County Master Showmanship competition held during the 2010 Kane County Fair.
This competition was a new opportunity for local 4-Hâ€™ers in Kane County. He now advances to the state competition to be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Junior Livestock Barn on the Illinois State Fair Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The Master Showmanship Contest recognizes 4-H youth who have excelled at showing animals county-wide. They are judged on their handling of each of three species of animals: beef, sheep and swine. Then they are quizzed by a judge on their knowledge of animal husbandry and livestock productions. One winner is named for each species, and scores for all three species are tallied to determine the overall winner.
2010 marks the 11th year for the state contest. Farm broadcasters in Illinois started it as a way to recognize outstanding youth and provide a state forum for the competition.