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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 University.

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.

Since its inception in 2003, 55 4-H members have been named a Legacy of Leadership Scholar.

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 Patty Huffer, University of Illinois Extension]

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