GALLIPOLIS — The 21st Gallia County 4-H Scholarship Banquet on May 17 recognized several Gallia County 4-H teens for their achievements in 4-H.
This year, six four-year scholarships were presented to four teens, along with an additional 22 scholarships which were presented to returning scholarship winners from the last four years. The returning scholarship winners shared their accomplishments and thanked the donors for their contribution to their college careers. A total of $17,000 was awarded.
The 2016 Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship winner was Eric Blevins. He is the son of David and Paula Blevins and a member of the For His Glory 4-H club. Eric has been in 4-H for 11 years. Eric is graduating from Ohio Valley Christian School and plans to attend Cedarville University in the fall. Eric is currently undecided on his field of study.
The 2016 Vic & Mary Walker Niday Family Scholarship winner was Peyton Browning. She is the daughter of Ryan and Donna Browning. She is a member of the Eno Sail On 4-H Club and the River Valley FFA. Peyton is graduating from River Valley High School and will be attending Ohio University in the fall. She plans to major in speech and language pathology. Peyton was also the 2016 Gallia County CARTEENs Scholarship winner. She has been a member of the CARTEEN program for two years.
The 2016 Wiseman, Roach, Waugh Family Scholarship winner was Courtney Smith. She is the daughter of Charles and Dianna Smith of Bidwell. She is a member of the Good Times 4-H club. Courtney is graduating from River Valley High School and she plans to attend the University of Rio Grande, where she will major in education with a minor in political science.
The 2016 Gallia County Agricultural Center Scholarship winner and the 2016 Lynn Angell Scholarship winner was Drew VanSickle. He is the son of Dale and Danella Newberry of Gallipolis. He is a member of the Triangle 4-H club and the Gallipolis FFA. Drew graduated from Gallia Academy High School and plans to attend OSU’s ATI branch campus in the fall where he will major in agriculture education.