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Grant county teen wins $1,000 4-H scholarship
May 30, 2003
CORVALLIS - Emily Keerins of Canyon City has been awarded the $1,000 Babe Coe Memorial Scholarship in recognition of her achievements in 4-H.
The scholarship is intended to encourage outstanding 4-H members to pursue further education and is presented in memory of Beverly "Babe" Coe, a longtime Wasco County 4-H leader.
Keerins will graduate June 8 from Grant Union High School in John Day. She plans to attend Eastern Oregon University where she will study elementary education, according to Elaine Husted, Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H field faculty member in Grant County.
OSU Extension Service conducts the Oregon 4-H youth program.
In high school Keerins was active in Future Farmers of America and Future Business Leaders of America. She has participated in 4-H for nine years, focusing on several areas including animal science, conservation and leadership.
For the past three years Keerins has been the Grant County representative to the Oregon 4-H Ambassadors, a statewide leadership program that promotes 4-H in local communities. She also served the past two years as a member of Oregon's 4-H state ambassadors group, which travels to several special 4-H events throughout the country.
Keerins was selected for the Coe Scholarship from a statewide group of finalists representing many Oregon counties.
Source: Mary Arnold