Mower 4-H’er awarded leadership scholarship

Published 8:24 am Monday, June 25, 2018

Mower County 4-H’er Rachel Meany was awarded the David E. Pace and Valerie Halverson Pace Leadership Scholarship.

This one-time $1,000 is awarded annually to either an accepted freshman entering college or a continuing sophomore. It is awarded based on the individual’s leadership experiences in 4-H, school and the community.

Meany was one of eight applicants from across Minnesota chosen for the scholarship.

Rachel Meany of Mower County is one of eight recipients of the David E. Pace and Valerie Halverson Pace Leadership Scholarship. Photo provided.

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Meany has served as a Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador and as a Minnesota delegate to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration and 2017 National 4-H conference. She has been a 4-H Club President and County Board Advisory Vice President. Meany and her sister have their own dairy goat herd, which has helped her find her passion for animals.

Meany will be attending the University of Minnesota-Crookston to pursue her study in agriculture. She plans to educate others about livestock in a non-formal setting with the new technology advancement.

“This scholarship helps me to continue my education and I hope to use the experiences from my education to continue to help others,” she said.

“We are very proud of Rachel and her accomplishments,” said Mower County 4-H Coordinator April VonRuden. “Her growth through the program is a prime example of how this program works to develop future leaders.”