WARSAW — The Wyoming County 4-H Family & Consumer Sciences Advisory Committee created a scholarship in 2019 for youth active in the Family & Consumer Sciences project areas.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors and post-high school students intending to further their education at an institution of higher education. Funds for this scholarship continue to be derived from proceeds from the 4-H Cake & Pie Auction and other 4-H Family & Consumer Sciences fundraisers, in addition to specific donations.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

n Danielle Herrick of Bliss — Herrick has been a member of the Barnstormers club for 10 years, completing many FCS project areas including foods, clothing and textiles, home environment, public presentations, and heritage arts. She has helped at the Wyoming County Fair during its Dairy Days, handing out milk and ice cream, and served on the FCS committee.

The highlight of Herrick’s experience in the FCS program was receiving a purple rosette for her hand woven basket at the New York State Fair. She also remarked that her participation in the public presentation program expanded her confidence and aided her passion for agricultural advocacy.

n Genevieve Homac of South Wales — Homac has been a member of the DIY Destroyers Club for nine years.

During that time, she has been active in the clothing, photography, home environment, crafts and public presentation program areas.

Homac spent many days at the State Fair serving as a junior evaluator and participating in the clothing review. She has served on the FCS committee as a junior member. She has enjoyed working with the younger members in her 4-H group, and her time in the program has solidified her plans to become a teacher.

n Margot Treadwell of Elma — Margot has been an independent member of the Wyoming County 4-H Program for eight years, participating in public presentations, clothing and textiles, home environment, youth leadership, and photography. Specifically, her participation in the public presentation program impacted her life drastically.

“My first two years at presentation evaluations, I cried while receiving feedback,” she said in a news release. “Flash forward six years and I was standing in front of collegiate communication professors giving a speech, but was confident. I had learned the skills I needed to succeed and the power of persuasive communication.”

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