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Delta County Livestock Association awards $11,000 to graduating seniors

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Delta County Livestock Association would like to congratulate all graduating seniors and wish them well in their future endeavors. DCLA would especially like to commend our seven 2018 scholarship recipients who are all very deserving and driven students with exciting futures ahead.

Clayton Campbell, son of Calvin and Tracy Campbell, will receive the George Volk Memorial Scholarship for $2,000. Clay, a Paonia High School graduate, will be attending West Texas A&M to major in animal science/agricultural science and possibly minor in agricultural business. His long-term goal is to come back and help his father operate their family cattle ranch, which has been in their family for over 100 years.

Jessica Craig, daughter of Douglas and Jennifer Craig, is the 2018 recipient of the Denise Kossler Memorial Scholarship. A Cedaredge High School graduate, Jessica is planning to begin a neurobiology major at Colorado State University. She hopes to pursue a medical degree and become a surgeon in rural Colorado.

The final five recipients will be awarded Delta County Livestock Association Opportunity Grants in the amount of $1,400 each. Sarah Parker is the daughter of Bruce and Dawn Parker. She is a Delta High School graduate who plans to major in health and exercise science at Colorado State University. She would ultimately like to become a dermatologist to help her community.

Graduating from Cedaredge High School, Brooke Klaseen is the daughter of Bryan and Pam Klaseen. Brooke plans to pursue a degree in elementary education from Western State Colorado University.

Jaden Miller, son of Nate Miller and John Paul and Christa Coats, is a Paonia High School graduate with plans to study either gunsmithing at Trinidad State University or kinesiology and education at Colorado Mesa University.

Tessa Gore hopes to achieve a radiology or nursing degree from Laramie County Community College and use her degree to give back to the community that has given her so much. Daughter of Yancy and Mary Gore, Tess is a Paonia High School graduate.

Morgan Miller, of Hotchkiss High School, is planning to attend Texas Tech University and major in agricultural communication. She has already been accepted into the pre-law track. The daughter of Chuck and Amy Miller, she is planning to make a career as a family lawyer.

Each year the Delta County Livestock Association recognizes 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, DCLA holds silent and live auctions at its annual banquet and proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. The Delta County Livestock Association board would also like to thank all of our great members and sponsors for helping build our scholarship fund and making it possible to help these students find success in their future. It is through your kind generosity that this association can give back to our community in so many ways.

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