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Albertan wins prestigious 4-H L.E.A.D. scholarship

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Albertan Courtney Taylor is one of four winners of 4-H Canada’s top scholarships, the Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.).

The highly sought-after scholarship recognizes four outstanding 4-H members who demonstrate personal development, community impact, and leadership excellence in each of 4-H Canada’s four leadership development Pillars. They honour youth who have become exceptional leaders through their 4-H experience.

Each recipient will receive a $20,000 scholarship towards their four-year post-secondary studies, an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the leadership awards ceremony in Ottawa in February, and mentorship from an expert in their field of study.

“The L.E.A.D. scholarship is unique in that it matches recipients with dream mentors, thus supporting youth as they move forward in their careers,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada.

Taylor won the scholarship in the sustainable agriculture and food security pillar. Other winners are Douglas Sroka of Saskatchewan, Josiah Lodewyk of Ontario, and Riley Callahan from New Brunswick.

More information on the scholarship, which is sponsored by CN Rail, can be found at

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