2020 Livestock Scholarship Recipients

LIVESTOCK SCHOALRSHIP

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Audrey Nolan is the daughter of Scott and Alise Nolan of Gilmer. At Gilmer High School, Audrey ranked in the top 5% of her graduating class. She was a member of the National Honor Society, first Vice President of the Gilmer FFA and current Area VI Vice President of the Area VI FFA Association. Audrey was also co-head varsity cheerleader, a member of the Yamboree Livestock Jr. Board, Cherokee Rose Festival and Harvest Festival as Vice President. She is proud to reign as the 82nd East Texas Yamboree Queen in 2019. Audrey is currently attending Texas A&M School of Architecture.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Trinity Shipp is the daughter of Michael and Melinda Shipp. She has participated in the Yamboree Livestock Show for the past three years. Trinity began raising market broilers to show at the Yamboree her sophomore year. She made sale each year and challenge herself to complete a woodworking project for the Yamboree show. She won Reserve Grand Champion Overall in 2018 and Woodworking Class Champion in 2019. Trinity is attending college to become a biomedical engineer specifying in research and development of the medical industry.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Kaitlyn Castro is the daughter of Daniel and Monica Castro. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Texas at Austin, she plans to attend and graduate from medical school in pursuit of a career in the medical field. Kaitlyn hopes to volunteer for an organization such as “Doctors without Borders”. Her participation in Yamboree Livestock activities began in 2014 showing broilers which she has continued to do. Kaitlyn has also shown Agricultural Mechanics project for three years. She was a member of the Junior Board and has also volunteered at the livestock show and sale along with the No Limits Handicap Livestock Show.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Lance Wright is the son of Alan and Melanie Wright. He is a graduate of Union Grove High School. During his high school career, Lance was involved in National Honor Society, FFA, Systems Go Rocketry Program and Varsity Cross Country/Track. He showed goats from 2010 through 2016 and rabbits from 2010 through 2019. He also participated in Ag Mechanics during the years of 2014, 2015 and 2019. As a member of the Yamboree Jr. Board, Lance helped with swine shows, goat weigh ins, the goat arena, and set up day.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Victoria Hill is the daughter of Victor and Christy Hill. Throughout her high school career at Big Sandy High School, he was active in the Yamboree Livestock Show. In her sophomore year, Victoria began showing meat pen rabbits, however in her junior year she decided to show a goat as well. Victoria won Grand Champion Meat Pen Rabbits along with Goat Senior Showmanship in 2018. With her love for agriculture, Victoria is attending Tarleton State University to pursue a degree in their Pre-Vet Program with hopes of transferring into the veterinary program at Texas A&M University.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Elijah Baker is a graduate of Union Grove High School. He is the son of Brant and Rhonda Baker, brother to Joshua, and grandson of Terry and Nina Baker of Gilmer and Rodney and Sue Price of Hallsville. During his high school career, Elijah was highly active in athletics, band, Systems Go Rocketry, and FFA. Elijah is continuing his athletic career by being a member of the men’s cross country and track teams at East Texas Baptist University. After college, he plans on having his own Angus show cattle operation.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Marcy Low is the daughter of Max and Jackie Low and the granddaughter of Bobby and Pat Ellison, Burton and Marita Forse, and the late Jim Low. She was a three-year member of the Stars Drill Team and served as a Social Officer her senior year. Marcy also served as the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce Duchess in 2019, has been involved with Jr. FFA and FFA for ten years, participated in the Yamboree Livestock shows, served on the Yamboree Livestock Jr. Board, Harvest Festival Jr. Board, Floriculture team, and received the FFA Lone Star degree. She is attending Ouachita Baptist University and majoring in Christian Ministries with a Focus in Community and Family Services.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Raylee Willie is the daughter of Tobey Willie. She joined the Harmony FFA and soon after exhibited Broilers in the Yamboree starting her freshman year. In 2019 she was a Yamboree Lady-In-Waiting. She is a graduate of Harmony High School where she served as Harmony FFA officer. Along with FFA, Raylee has been involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletics, THSRA, Student Council, NHS, and a member of Rosewood Baptist Church. She is currently attending Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in Animal Science.

$650 SCHOLARSHIP

Maci Childress is the daughter of James Childress III and Kelly Childress. She joined FFA her freshman year of high school and participated in Public Relations Teams, Skills Teams and Livestock shows. Maci was also a member of the Yamboree Jr. Board and Harvest Festival Board. She has chosen to study in the field of agriculture because all throughout high school that is what she enjoyed the most. Maci is attending Tarleton State University to pursue a degree in Agriculture Communications.