Thirteen Alberta youth win $1,000 scholarships

Thirteen young Albertans are among the 100 4-H youth given a $1,000 scholarship by the Chrysler Foundation.

The “100 scholarships for 100 years of 4-H in Canada” means the foundation is giving $100,000 to mark the organization’s centenary.

Nearly 200 4-H youth from across Canada applied for the Ram Canada scholarships by submitting 500-word essays and reference letters.

“4-H Canada is very fortunate that the Chrysler Foundation understands the importance of building strong, young leaders,” said 4-H CEO Shannon Benner. “We are very proud of our reputation as a leading positive youth development organization in Canada.”

The Alberta award winners are: Cassidy Barnert, Paulina Chiacchia, Kaitlyn Davediuk, MacKenzie Henn, Erik Herde, Michelle Hoover, Kayla Marie Giles, Lee Morey, Brianna Rochelle Layden, Bailey Shandro, Samantha Stretch, Cathryn Thompson, and Rylan Harney.

The scholarships are for post-secondary education beginning in September. 4-H has more than 24,000 members and 7,500 volunteer leaders.

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