The mission of the Black Mesa CattleWomen is to promote and protect the beef industry through education and communication. One method the group uses to accomplish this is by supporting youth, education and research. On this note, the CattleWomen offer scholarships to high school seniors from Paonia and Hotchkiss High Schools who are planning to major in an agricultural field or have come from an agricultural background.

In 2016, the Black Mesa CattleWomen are excited to be awarding four high school seniors with grants to continue their education.

Kayla Milstein, a student from Hotchkiss High School, will be receiving a $500 scholarship. 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.

Taylor Carsten, a student from Paonia High School, is the recipient of a $200 scholarship. Taylor is the daughter of Krista and William Carsten. She will begin her college career at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, where she will be studying Agricultural Business.

James LeValley of Hotchkiss High School and Bo Pipher of Paonia High School will each receive $100 grants.

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.

Bo, son of Andy and Tonya Pipher, will be attending Penn State University and studying Agribusiness Management.

These are all very deserving recipients and the Black Mesa CattleWomen wish them all the very best in their future endeavors!

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