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Adair County 4-H Scholarship Recipients named

Leslie Cowan, Lynnsey Rodgers, and Noah Richards are 2013 recipients
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By Katie Royse
UK Cooperative Extension Service Summer Intern

Three Adair County 4-H Scholarships have been awarded to three very deserving individuals: Leslie Cowan, Lynnsey Rodgers, and Noah Richard.

Leslie Cowan is the 18 year old daughter of Doug and Debbie Cowan of Columbia. Leslie has been a 4-H member and participant for eight years. Leslie has participated in many leadership opportunities offered by the Adair County 4-H. Leslie was a member of the 4-H school clubs for two years and she served as President for one year. Leslie has participated in the Teen Leadership program for seven years. Leslie has also volunteered with the Reality Store project for four years and the Farm, Home and Garden Expo for one year. Leslie plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall. "Being a part of the Adair County 4-H program has brought me many opportunities that I am grateful for. I have gained numerous leadership skills, along with opportunity to interact with people in my community," says Leslie.

Lynnsey Rodgers is the 18 year old daughter of Kevin and Sherry Rodgers of Columbia. Lynnsey has been a 4-H member and participant for 13 years. Lynnsey has been involved in many projects that the Adair County 4-H has offered. Lynnsey has been a Counselor-in-Training, Teen Leader, and Adult Leader at 4-H camp. Lynnsey has volunteered at the Reality Store project for five years, the 4-H Carnival for four years, and many community service projects over the past seven years. Lynnsey has also been a member of the 4-H Clover Buds, Junior Leadership, Teen Leadership, Student Council, and Drama Club. Lynnsey plans to attend Lindsey Wilson College in the fall and double major in Pre-Physical Therapy and Christian Ministries. "Through the 4-H programs I have learned the importance of serving others in my community, taking responsibility for my own actions, vital leadership skills, and numerous other life lessons," says Lynnsey.

Noah Richard is the 18 year old son of Wallace and Teresa Richard of Columbia. Noah has been a 4-H member and participant for seven years. Noah has been actively involved in the 4-H Teen Leadership program for six years. Noah has also volunteered with many projects through the Adair County 4-H including the Reality Store project, Farm Safety Day, Kids' Day, Read Adair County, Hallow-Read, Truth and Consequences, and Environmental camp. Noah has been very successful at the State Fair with his photography entries in the 4-H Floral Hall. Noah plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall and major in Journalism and History with a minor in Anthropology. "I firmly believe that 4-H has prepared me for the future in nameless ways. Through practical lessons, problem solving skills, teamwork, and leadership I have become a better citizen for my community, state, and country," says Noah.

Congratulations to Leslie, Lynnsey, and Noah, all of whom are deserving of receive this scholarship.

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. - Tony Rose, Adair County Extension Agent for Youth and 4-H

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