Amelia Rose Is Named Winner Of Perry Hodgdon Scholarship

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People / Aug. 10, 2017 11:33am EDT


David Silloway (OCFB board member) presents Amelia with her check for the Perry Hodgdon Memorial Scholarship. (Provided) David Silloway (OCFB board member) presents Amelia with her check for the Perry Hodgdon Memorial Scholarship. (Provided) Amelia Rose of Braintree has received the first annual Orange County Farm Bureau’s Perry Hodgdon Memorial Scholarship Award.

A recent graduate of Randolph Union High School and RTCC, she has been very active in local horse clubs, works at her uncle’s “Mike Ferris dairy” milking cows, and has taken a course on artificial insemination. She plans on going to VTC to study ag business management.

The OCFB created the scholarship this year to honor the legacy of Perry Hodgdon, who was an active member of that organization, a long-time local farmer, and an advocate for agriculture.

The OCFB Scholarship Committee felt that Amelia Rose represented the type of young person Hodgdon would have been excited to reward for their involvement in agriculture.

The OCFB has committed to giving an annual award of $250 in Hodgdon’s name to those who have chosen to be involved in agriculture.

This year, the OCFB received donations toward the scholarship from Nancy Davoll, Carol Hodgdon, and the Vermont Jersey Breeders Association. With these other donations, the OCFB was able to award a $500 scholarship this year and will be able to so again next year.

If other donations come in, they may be able to award two scholarships next year. Donations may be sent to Orange County Farm Bureau, c/o Scott Wakefield, 103 Roxbury Line Road, West Brookfield, Vt. 05060.

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