Contributed by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau
Justin Strickland, the All-Around Cowboy for 2012 in District 4 for the California High School Rodeo Association, was awarded Agri-Culture’s Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship for 2013.
The Scholarship is a $1,000 award for a student (past or present) who
has participated in the California High School Rodeo Association District 4, or
a California 4-H Horse program within the same geographical boundaries: Alameda,
Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and
San Mateo counties.
Justin is in his first year at West Hills Community College where he is working toward a degree in Agricultural Science. Justin has participated in 4H for over 10 years and has been a member of the California High School Rodeo Association for the last four years. In 2012 he was named All-Around Cowboy. He was the Cutting Champion for 2012 and 2013 as well as the Tie-Down Champion for both years.
“There were several good applicants this year, I wish we could have given them all a scholarship," Agri-Culture President Bill Ringe said. “Justin is an outstanding individual. He is a well-rounded student. He will be a great addition to our agriculture community when he returns from college.”
An announcement of Justin winning the scholarship will be made at this year’s Santa Cruz County Fair during the Jeannie Witmer Memorial Roping awards.
For information about the Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship or other scholarship opportunities, please contact Agri-Culture at 722-6622 or see the website at www.agri-culture.us.