Two incoming livestock judging team members for the 2016-2018 seasons, Madison David of Washington, OK and Austyn Fuss of Cleveland, OK were both presented with tuition waivers at the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City, OK.
Connors State College President Dr. Tim Faltyn, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Ron Ramming and Livestock Judging Team Coach Clint Mefford were in attendance to present the scholarships to the high school seniors along with Jimmy Harrell of the Bank of Western Oklahoma and Bob Funk of Express Ranches and Personnel Services.
“Both Austyn and Madison have been extremely active in both FFA leadership and junior livestock programs,” said Mefford. Both of these young ladies show tremendous aptitude towards livestock evaluation and academics, we are lucky to have them.”
The OYE is one of the premier junior livestock events in the entire country. Over the course of ten days, roughly 7,000 Oklahoma youth make the trip to the city each year to exhibit their livestock. Since 2002, OYE has provided 2.2 million in scholarships.