In 2016, the Delta County Livestock Association is awarding six local high school seniors with grants to continue their education.
Bo Pipher of Paonia High School and James LeValley of Hotchkiss High School will each receive a $1500 Bob Ensley Memorial Scholarship.
Bo, son of Andy and Tonya Pipher, will be attending Penn State University and studying Agribusiness Management.
James, son of Mark and Robbie LeValley, will be furthering his education at Colorado Mesa University where he will take classes to become an electrician.
Taylor Carsten, a student from Paonia High School, is the recipient of the Denise Kossler Memorial Scholarship for $1500. The daughter of Krista and William Carsten, Taylor will begin her college career at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, where she will be studying Agricultural Business.
All from Hotchkiss High School, the final three scholarship recipients will be receiving the Delta County Livestock Association Opportunity Grant for $500 each.
Hailey Lofley, daughter of Rusty and Andrea Lofley, will be studying at the University of Wyoming at Casper to be an agricultural education teacher.
Courtney Cox, daughter of Brent Cox and Heather Angelovich, will be attending Colorado Mountain College to become a Veterinary Technician.
Kayla Milstein is the daughter of Karen and Jeff Milstein. She is planning to attend Colorado State University or another agricultural university to major in Agricultural Business Management or Veterinary Medicine.
Each year the Delta County Livestock Association rewards individuals who are coming from an agricultural background or are planning to go into an agricultural field of study. These scholarships are funded by donations as well as the proceeds from the Delta County Livestock Association barbecue at the Delta County Fair. Additionally, we also hold silent and live auctions at our annual banquet and all proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.