Three Brown County high school graduates were awarded scholarships by the Texas Extension Education Association in a Monday-morning ceremony at the AgriLife Extension office in Brownwood.
Sierra Gordon, Jessica Harris and Meagan Richmond received $1,000, $500 and $300 scholarships, respectively, for their outstanding participation in 4-H. Dale Henderson, president of the 4-H booster Owens Club, said Gordon’s award was meant to recognize her impressive record book.
A 4-H record book is a chronicle of club activity relating to a specific subject. Gordon’s was on leadership, and it won first place at the 27-county District 7 competition.
“I’ve had kids, grandkids and great-grandkids go through Early 4-H, and it’s the best record book I have ever seen,” Henderson said. Gordon has been involved with 4-H since third grade, she said.
“[Gordon] has volunteered and helped in so many other things, too,” Henderson said.
She said the 4-H support clubs raise scholarship money each year with a March baked potato sale, where 30 women help cook, top, wrap and deliver hundreds of baked potatoes for individuals and businesses across the county. This year the club sold 647 potatoes.
“They bake, they bag, they sack, they deliver — it’s quite a job,” Henderson said.
Gordon will attend West Texas A&M this fall. She was homeschooled. Harris graduated from Brookesmith and will attend Tarleton State, and Early High graduate Richmond will also attend Tarleton this fall.