Rachel Skelton honored as 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholar
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[August 22, 2012]
Six college-bound Illinois 4-H members
were recognized as 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholars during the
annual 4-H Family Event at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 11. The
winners each received a $1,000 college scholarship. Among those
selected was Rachel Skelton, a 10-year member of the Middletown
4-H'ers from Logan County. She is attending Illinois State
The scholarship is merit-based and available to 4-H members who are
high school seniors or in their last year of 4-H membership.
its inception in 2003, 55 4-H members have been named a Legacy of
The scholarship winners have been announced by Angie Barnard,
executive director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation. The statewide
scholarship program is coordinated by the Illinois 4-H Foundation
and the state 4-H office of University of Illinois Extension.
The scholarship sponsor was Farm Credit Services of Illinois,
represented at the 4-H Family Event by Rod Stoll.
The Illinois 4-H Foundation welcomes other individuals,
corporations and organizations as partners in providing additional
funds for further scholarship recipients.
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Illinois 4-H is part of the University of Illinois Extension program
that is offered in concert with the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign campus, the Federal Extension Service and the
United States Department of Agriculture.
[Text from news release received from
University of Illinois Extension]