The 2014 Dave Fulstone II Scholarship committee announced today the awarding of two scholarships to Taylor Kelton and Whitney Weaver. The Dave Fulstone II Scholarship is awarded each year in honor of David Fulstone II.
Fulstone was a past president of the Nevada Farm Bureau. He dedicated his life to the well-being of Nevada agriculture and was passionate in his support of a sustainable agriculture industry in Nevada. He never feared tackling the tough issues or facing strong opponents in defense of the agriculture industry and producers.
The scholarship committee provided financial assistance to Kelton and Weaver because they exemplified those characteristics that Fulstone possessed.
Kelton is a recent graduate of Yerington High School. During high school, she was an active member of the FFA, the high school dance team, cross country, National Honor Society and student government. She also is a member of the California Junior Hereford Association. This fall, Kelton plans to study pre-law at the University of Nevada, Reno after which she plans to attend law school and become an agriculture lawyer.
Weaver is a recent graduate of Douglas High School. During high school, she was the president of her local FFA chapter, part of the swimming and diving team and a member of numerous clubs. She is currently the 2014-2015 Nevada FFA State President. This fall, Whitney plans to study agriculture science at the University of Nevada, Reno and then to transfer to Texas A&M to study agricultural microbiology.
The Dave Fulstone II Scholarship is awarded to students graduating from accredited high schools in Nevada who plan to further their education in a course of study pertaining to agriculture. Successful applicants are students who best portray the ability to be successful in their post secondary education and exhibit the potential to give back to the agriculture industry by completing their studies.
The scholarship is paid for by generous donations to the scholarship account managed by the Nevada Heritage Foundation. The Nevada Heritage Foundation is the non-profit associated with the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation through which individuals can donate to scholarships and programs such as Ag in the Classroom.
For more information about the scholarship recipients and the Nevada Heritage Foundation, visit nvfb.org.
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