The annual Tricia Vaughan Memorial Scholarship celebrates young leaders who have excelled in their achievements as 4-H club members and at school and in their community. Now in its thirteenth year, the purpose of this program is to develop an awareness of the importance and benefits of higher education. It is offered by the West Niagara Agricultural Society with the cooperation and support of the Niagara 4-H Association to current members of Niagara 4-H who have completed at least six proje...
2014 Scholarship Winners
1st Prize - Mary-Lynn VanLankveld
Mary-Lynn Van Lankveld is an 18 year old student in her first year at the University of Western Ontario in the Medical Science Program. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at the local hospital or Children's treatment Centre and is on the ice rink playing hockey as often as possible. In high school, she was an active member of the student's council, participated in many clubs and sports teams as well as being a social climate animator and Jericho House Retreat Leader. In her community, Mary-Lynn volunteers at Rotary events, participates in fund raisers for the local fire department and is an active member of her church. She has been a member of various 4H clubs over the past 6 years and loves going on hikes with her family, reading and listening to music.
2nd Prize - Stacey Leppert
I am 18, attending Niagara College (second year) of Hospitality Management. I have just applied for a Hospitality school in British Columbia as well as another called Glion in Switzerland for an advanced hospitality course. I have been in 4-H/ Pre 4/H since the age of six! I have done the dairy club every year since as well as other clubs including; Judging club, Vet club, Scrapbooking and Plow Club. This past year I was very lucky to get the experience of West Niagara Fair ambassador!
3rd Prize - Karyn Marshalland