ESCANABA - The Delta County 4-H Council has awarded the 2012 Delta County 4-H Scholarships and the Helen Walker Memorial Scholarships to three 4-H alumni who graduated this spring. Each 4-H member received a total of $400 in scholarships combined from both funds.
The Helen Walker Memorial Scholarship was created in honor and memory of the former Extension Educator who died this year.
Tyler Arnold has been a member of the Extreme Elements Challenge Club since the age of 10. Prior to being in the Challenge Club, he was a member of the OREO 4H Afterschool Club at Soo Hill Elementary and the Delta Sure Shots Shooting Sports. He has also been a long-time participant in 4-H Outdoor Living Skills Survivor Camp. Being in 4H has helped guide Tyler into the pursuit of a "hands on" career in automotive diesel technology.
He is currently attending the University of Northwest Ohio. He states his 11 years in 4-H has taught him the rewards of hard work and the importance of perseverance to succeed.
Maddy Sankovitch, an eight-year member of the County Line 4-H Beef Club and three year members of Cornell Country Kids, has had a grand career in 4-H livestock. Her accomplishments include 2009 Reserve Lightweight Champion Hog, 2010 Reserve Champion Steer and Reserve Champion Showman, as well as 2011 Grand Champion Steer. She has been the president of the County Line 4-H Beef Club and serves as a youth representative on the U.P. State Fair Livestock Advisory Committee. Her 4-H experiences have influenced her career choice of becoming a veterinarian technician.
Maddy is currently attending Bay College.
Trina Scholer is an 11-year member of the Dogs & Friends Club. Her 4-H experiences have helped her to become more confident and she has gained valuable leadership skills. Attending 4-H Explorations Days at MSU also gave her the opportunity to explore possible career choices.
Trina has been accepted and is attending St. Norbert College in pursuit of a zoology degree.