Dixie National 2011 Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions Academic Scholarships The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions promotion committee presented 25 academic scholarships in the amoung of $1,500. Winners were: • Carley Pettigrew, Lee 4-H/Nettleton FFA • Marlee Cameron, Forrest 4-H • Christine Ladner, Pearl River 4-H • Candice Killebrew, Hinds 4-H • Anne Marie Painter, Humphreys 4-H • Holli Nutt, Scott 4-H • Kaiti Ford, Taylorsville FF • Seth Cook, Panola 4-H • Morgan Maloney, Sunflower 4-H • Haley Shamblin, Bolivar 4-H • Jessica Wilkinson, Franklin 4-H/FFA • Hannah Miller, Hinds 4-H • Jerri Katherine Clanton, Franklin 4-H/FFA • Libby Durst, Sharkey 4-H • Leighton Domino, Humphreys 4-H • Thomas Toole, Leflore 4-H • Ty Ladner, Pearl River 4-H • Luke Lowery, Forrest 4-H • Collin Hutcheson, Lee 4-H • Clint Wall, Oktibbeha 4-H • Justin Nutt, Scott 4-H • David Hey Jr., Leflore 4-H • John Phillip Zeigler, Yazoo 4-H • Ashley Kerr, Sharkey 4-H • Michael Magee, Panola 4-H 2011 Mississippi Livestock Council Scholarship The Mississippi Livestock Council presented a $500 scholarship to John McLemore Jr. of Jones 4-H/South Jones FFA. Dixie National Junior Round-Up Premier Exhibitors Eighty-one applications were received for the Premier Exhibitor Program at the 2011Junior Round-Up. The Sale of Junior Champions promotion committee sponsored a $2,000 academic scholarship for the premier exhibitor in beef, sheep, swine, dairy, and goat. There were 35 exhibitors in the beef division, 11 in the dairy division, three in the lamb division, 15 in the swine division, and 17 in the goat division.
Connections Spring 2011
The 2011 Premier Exhibitors are: • Beef - Tucker Wagner, West Lauderdale FFA • Dairy - Morgan Jones, Pontotoc 4-H • Lamb - Robyn Soignier, Hinds 4-H • Swine - Michael Buckley, Covington 4-H • Goat - Alex Huff, Rankin 4-H Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Beef Awards The champion heifers of each breed and the Supreme Commercial Beef Heifer competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Beef Female. Alex Sullivan, Smith 4-H, received this award with her champion commercial beef Heifer. The Dixie National Junior RoundUp Supreme Beef Male was selected from the champion bulls of each breed. Lane Walton, Mantachie FFA, received this award with his champion Angus bull. Each award was a $1,000 scholarship presented by the Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions. Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Dairy Female Award The grand champions of each breed and the Grand Champion Commercial Dairy Heifer competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Dairy Female. Clint Walker, Newton 4-H, received this award with his grand champion Holstein female. This award was a $1,000 scholarship presented by the Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions.
Victor Branch, manager for CAVS Extension engineering education, recognized Donnie McCarter, veteran RCU media producer, for his hard work and dedication for producing recruitment and promotional videos for the STEP program over the course of six years. The Student Technology Exchange Program helps to prepare students for the world of work with enhanced skills by exposing them to the use of state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment at the Nissan plant. The Mississippi Department of Education, Nissan, CAVS Extension and various Mississippi school districts partner in this outstanding project to help student reach their full potential.