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Students Receive Scholarships
To Pursue Ag-Related Careers
(Continued from Pago A 1)
was based on his exposure to help
ing on the family farm. Since Jef
frey’s father died, the farm has
been rented out, but Jeffrey helps
with the work on the 125 acres and
with milking about 48 cows. Jef
frey is a member of the National
Honor Society and plays on the
volleyball team at school. Last
year, he spent three weeks in Ger
many as a cultural exchange stu
dent. This year, he hosted a student
from the same town. As an active
member of the Middle Creek
Church of, the Brethren youth
group, Jeffrey has traveled to other
states for work projects.
He has four sisters and one
brother. He wants to stay close to
the family farm and help others
through the business aspect of
Amy Espenshade, is the
daughter of Harvey and Susan
Espenshade of Elizabethtown. She
plans to study horticulture for two
years at the Penn State York Cam
pus before transferring to the main
After moving up through the
ranks of many offices, Amy is
president of the FFA at Elizabeth
town High School. She is also trea
surer of the National Honor Socie
ty, and a member of the following
clubs: Overcoming Drugs through
Education, Key, and Human Rela
tions, a community service club.
On the family’s 140-acre farm,
Amy helps milk 50 cows and feeds
the calves. She has a brother and a
sister. She is a member of the
youth ministry team at the Eli
zabethtown Brethren in Christ
Debra Fisher, who lives in Lan
caster is headed to lowa State after
her graduation from Conestoga
Valley High School. The 17-year
old said she chose lowa State
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ary medicine program.
Debra likes working with ani
mals and had a taste of her career
choice by working pajt time at the
Smoketown Veterinary Hospital
last year. She also volunteers time
at the Humane Society, where she
takes animals for walks.
Debra has traveled to France
with her French class, is active in
soccer, band, Lyceum lectures,
newspaper staff. Adopt-a- High
way. International Club, photogra
phy, and dancing. At St.
Anthony’s Church, she is active in
the youth group and serves as an
Debra lives with her parents,
Frank and Lorraine Fisher and a
Kristen Groff, daughter of
Carlton and Carol Groff of Kirk
wood. has her sights set on study
ing agri-biology at Carleton Uni
versity in Minnesota. To reach this
decision, Kristen visted 12 col
leges. Carleton was the last one she
visited, but immediately she knew
it was the right one because “I felt
at home and the school has a strong
Kristen’s career choice was
influenced by working in her
parents’ business, Groffs Plant
Farm with its 13 greenhouses.
At Solanco High School, Kris
ten is secretary of the Young Edu
cator’s Association, band, chorus,
and plays. At the Middle Octoraro
Presbyterian Church, Kristen is
president of the youth group, a
deacon, a Sunday school teacher,
and choir member.
Kristen toured Europe last sum
mer with American Music Abroad.
Marcia HarnLsh, is best known
as Lancaster County and Pennsyl
vania Alternate Dairy Princess.
She is also president of FFA at
Manheim Central and in the coun
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She works at White Oak Milk in
dairy nutrition through the ag work
study program, and will continue
there this summer and the sum
mers between studying agri
business at Penn State. She would
like a career in communications
and marketing in agriculture.
Marci helps her parents, Robert
and Marti, on their 80-acre Man
heim farm where they milk 50
cows. She has a brother, Greg, and
a sister, Kristen.
At school, Marci has played
field hockey, participated in the
Spring musical, been named Teen
of the Week, and was crowned
Manheim Farm Show Queen.
For Dairy Princess
NEW BLOOMFIELD (Perry
Co.) The Perry County Dairy
Promotion Committee is search
ing for candidates for Dairy Prin
cess, Dairy Ambassador, and Lit
tle Dairy Miss. The pageant will
be held at the Perry County Exten
sion Office in New Bloomfield on
June 18 at 8 p.m.
Candidates for Dairy Ambassa
dor must have a desire to promote
the dairy industry and attend a
one-day seminar in July. They
must be between the ages of 13
and 23 and may be male or fe
Candidates for Little Dairy
Miss must be at least 5 years old
and will not reach her 9th birthday
by July 1. They must be the
daughter or granddaughter of a
dairy farmer or dairy farm mana
ger or herdsman.
Anyone interested in promoting
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Marci is active at Ruhls United
Methodish Church and has
traveled on several mission’s trips.
Lora Shelton, the daughter of
Charles and Margie Shelton of
Quarryville, attends Solanco High
Her love for horses is pushing
her toward studying biology and
pre-veterinarian medicine at Mil
lersville University. She wants to
be a vet who specializes in horses.
Lora is a member of Chester
County 4-H and the Lan-Chester
4-H Pony Club.
Mark Tracy, in addition to rais-
dairy products and the dairy in
dustry for Perry County should
contact Brenda Hollister, chair
person, at 717-834-3298, Marel
Raub at 717-834-4721, or Paid
McLaughlin at 717-582-4847 for
an application. Deadline for en
tries is June 3.
Ice Cream Social
ONO (Lebanon Co.) In rec
ognition of June as National Dairy
Month, the Lebanon County Dairy
Promotion Committee has sche
duled an all-you-can-eat ice cream
social to be held at the Lebanon
Vocational-Technical School 7:30
p.m., June 4.
The school is located on the east
end of the city of Lebanon, off of
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ing Southdown sheep and market
lambs on his parent’s farm, also
participates in livestock and meats
judging and in the 4-H ambassador
program. He is a former president
of the Woolies Club where he has
been a member for 10 years.
Mark is in the gifted program at
Elizabethtown High School. His
team placed third in state competi
tion of the Odessy of the Mind.
Mark is also a club member of
Overcoming Drugs in Education,
soccer, and ski club.
At St. Peter’s Church, Mark is
an altar server. He is a member of
Denal, the Masonic Fraternal
Group for Young Men.
Rt 422 East.
According to Kynel Himmel
bcrgcr, with the county promotion
committee, the ice cream social is
being held to honor the county’s
outgoing dairy princesses and little
In addition to the ice cream,
there is to be music provided by
The event is being held in lieu of
the annual dairy princess pageant,
because interested contestants
could not be found.
However, the committee is still
searching for contestants to serve
as Little Miss for dairy promotion.
In order to qualify as a little miss,
contestants must be at least 5 years
old, and no older than 9 years.
Those interested in being a con
testant should contact Kynel by
May 27, at (717) 865-4912.
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