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2019 Scholarship Winners

Julia Williams, Hanford High School

2019 Scholarship Winner Julia Williams, Hanford High School
Julia Williams, of Burbank, is a 2019 Graduate of Hanford High School. She has been participating in the Benton Franklin Fair since she was 7 years old, beginning as a horseless horse in Pastures Pals 4-H Club. The Benton Franklin Fair has been a special place for Julia for she has competed in Round Robin, gotten several Grand Champion ribbons, and qualified for the Washington State Fair for many years. Through 4-H, she has been in many leadership positions such as Treasurer, Secretary, and now President as she enjoys being an active mentor for the younger kids. Julia is very grateful to have won this scholarship because the funds will help her to continue her education at Yakima Valley Community College, where she will be enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program. After she completes the certification, she then wants to transfer to Montana Western University to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Horsemanship with a minor in Business. Julia is very excited to be competing at the Benton Franklin Fair this year because it truly is the Best Week of Summer. Thank you to all of her family, friends, and mentors for helping her be so successful.

Tayler Michel, Kamiakin High School

2019 Scholarship winner Tayler Michel, Kamiakin High School
Tayler Michel is the President of the Kamiakin FFA Chapter. As the daughter of Kody and Mandy Michel she has started her career in agriculture at a very young age. She started out packing hand-lines in the field for her great grandpa Eugene Andrews. Since, then she has accomplished many things and has dedicated all of her passion to the field of Agriculture. Ms. Michel has represented the Benton Franklin Fair for 3 years. By showing Rabbits, Chickens, and Lambs for the Kamiakin FFA Chapter. She held the title of FFA Small Animal Round Robin Champion for two years. Also she has won overall Market Rabbit Champion. Tayler has also excelled and gone to the top of the Showmanship Classes in FFA. Ms. Michel always strives to advocate for Agriculture in all of her endeavors. Ms. Michel has been accepted into Montana State University in Bozeman Montana. She plans to attend with a major in Animal Science to reach her goal of being an Animal Nutritionist. Ms. Michel has received the opportunity to be an Intern for Three Mile Canyon Farms in Boardman Oregon.

Juliana Nelson, Columbia Burbank High School

2019 Scholorship winner Juliana Nelson, Columbia Burbank High School
Juliana Nelson, the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Nelson is a recent graduate of Columbia Burbank High school, with several credits from Columbia Basin College’s Running Start program. She participated in the Benton Franklin Fair for many years through the Dune Dusters 4-H club as well as being active in the WHSRA and Wrangler Girls. When Juliana isn’t focused on her studies you can often find her in the rodeo arena. This fall Juliana will begin her education towards a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Idaho where she will also compete on the Vandal Rodeo Team. Juliana is thankful for the support of the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo Association and their encouragement of higher education.
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