Nine Wayne County 4-H Members Win 2022 Scholarships
Nine Wayne County 4-H participants will receive scholarships totaling $7,000 at the Wayne County Fair, which begins Saturday.
Kara McKay will be recognized as the 4-H/FFA Doyle Findley Purse Winner and Christine Anfang as the 4-H/FFA Beef Committee Purse Winner prior to the start of the steer auction at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 . , in the event center.
McKay is the daughter of John and Nicole McKay of Wooster. She is a 2022 graduate of Northwestern High School and a freshman at Wilmington College, where she plans to major in animal science and biochemistry.
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A member of the Buckeye Show and Grow 4-H Club, McKay has served on the Junior Fair and Food and Fashion Boards, helped the Beef Committee and served as a camp counselor. She exhibited market pigs, dairy feeder calves, pygmy goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys and dairy steers.
In high school, she was a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and a member of the FFA. She has participated in community service projects through FFA and AAU basketball.
Angfang is the daughter of William and Roseanne Anfang of Wooster. A 2022 graduate of Triway High School, she is attending John Carroll University, where she is majoring in political science with the intention of eventually attending law school.
A 4-H member for 10 years, Anfang held various positions with the Springville Cowpokes. She served as a Junior Leading Officer, a member of the Junior Fair Board of Directors and 4-H Outreach Team member, Camp Counselor, and was selected as the Wayne County Junior Fair Royal Court Attendant.
She took on steers, photography and carpentry projects and was selected to participate in the National 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Trip, Kelly’s Island Sea Camp, Buckeye Leadership Workshop and Leadership Washington Focus.
At Triway, she was on the tennis team, played in the marching bands and symphony bands for four years, and served in the FFA and the National Honor Society.
More Wayne County 4-H Fellows
Two general 4-H purses will be presented to Kelsie Mannasmith and Riley Stull at the start of the hog auction at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 15 at the Event Center.
Mannasmith is the daughter of Michelle and Benjamin Mannasmith of Burbank. She graduated in 2022 from Norwayne High School and attends Ohio State University/Agricultural Technical Institute to study agricultural communications and agribusiness, focusing on entrepreneurship and hotel management.
A 4-H member for 11 years, Mannasmith is a member of Cousins of Wayne County and has undertaken horse, pig, goat, chicken and art projects. She has served on the Junior Fair Board of Directors and served as a Camp Counselor. She was selected to exhibit her horse at the Ohio State Fair.
His school activities included the FFA, student council, student government, football, athletics, and the National Honor Society. His community service includes working with a pantry.
Stull is the daughter of Brad and Molly Stull of Wooster. She is graduating from Northwestern High School in 2021 and is attending OSU/ATI with plans to transfer to the main OSU campus to complete her degree in Agribusiness.
Stull has taken on sheep, goat, dairy cattle, and hog projects as a 4-H member. She was the 2020 Wayne County Junior Fair Queen and served as Junior Leader, Junior Fair Board Member and Camp Counselor and attended the Buckeye Leadership Workshop. His high school activities included student council and FFA and four years of college basketball. She is a member of the Congress Community Youth Group and in her spare time enjoys showing her animals state and national and helping out on the family farm.
Halle Miller, Ashley Ragusa and Clara Zemancik receive the Junior Fair Baked Goods Contest scholarships. These purses will be presented at the start of the Junior Fair Baked Goods Auction at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the Event Center.
Miller is a graduate of Norwayne High School and a freshman at the University of Akron, majoring in business administration. She is the daughter of Michael and Robin Miller of Creston.
A 10-year 4-H member, Miller has held various leadership positions for the Canaan Country Cousins 4-H Club. She has served as a Junior Leading Officer, a counselor for 4-H and Sewing Camps, and has served on the Junior Fair and Food and Fashion Boards of Directors. She was also on the Meat Judging Team and 4-H Outreach Teams, exhibited at the State Fair, and was selected to participate in the Buckeye Leadership Workshop and the Community Challenge. Ohio Youth Capital and served on the Ohio Teen 4-H Leadership Council. She won the Excellence in 4-H award in 2019.
At Norwayne, she played college basketball and was a member of the FFA and the National Honor Society. She has also served on the Wayne County Community Youth Foundation and is a member of her church’s youth group.
Ragusa, daughter of Chris Ragusa, graduated from Wooster High School. She plans to major in criminal justice at Ashland University. While at Wooster High, she was one of the first College Credit Plus students to join the university’s Criminal Justice Club. She also played basketball and golf, was a member of the National Honor Society, performed in the band, and participated in community theater.
A 10-year 4-H member, Ragusa has taken on sewing, photography, goat and dog projects. She has been an exhibitor at the Ohio State Fair, a member of the State Junior Fair Board, and has attended State Leadership Camp and the Buckeye Leadership Workshop. She won the County 4-H Best of Show Award in Photography and Construction for her sewing.
Zemancik is the daughter of Joseph and Lisa Zemancik of Wooster. She graduated from Northwestern High School and attends Ashland University to major in biology.
A 4-H member for 10 years, she served as an officer with the Cream of the Crop 4-H Club. She took sheep, market lamb, and food and nutrition projects. In high school, she was involved in gymnastics, cross country, band, choir, drama, ballet, and volunteered at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary and the Wayne County Performing Arts Council. At Smithville Brethren Church, she serves in the bell choir, choir, and volunteers for children’s ministry.
Also at the baked goods auction, Edward Bohner, son of Kathryn and Gerard Bohner of Medina, will receive the Dianne Hange 4-H Scholarship. He graduated from Cloverleaf High School and plans to get his associate’s degree in medical services technology, studying to become a paramedic.
A 4-H member for 11 years, he is a member of the Horses R Us 4-H Club. He has won Champion and Staging awards for his Dairy, Goat, Poultry and Market and Pet Rabbit projects. He won a Best of Show award with an Arcs and Sparks welding project. He served on the Junior Fair Board of Directors and the Wayne County Junior Fair Royal Court and assisted CARTEENS.
He has worked in community service for St. Mary’s School, People To People Ministries, Ida Sue School, The Humane Society of Wooster, and the Tri-County Council Trails Association.
Additional Wayne County 4-H Scholarship Winners
Elizabeth Howman of West Salem will be recognized as the winner of the Wayne County 4-H/FFA Dairy Committee Scholarship at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 14 during the Junior Fair Dairy Auction at the Coliseum.
She is the daughter of Sara Howman White and a graduate of Northwestern High School, attending OSU/ATI.
She has held various positions with the 4-H Ewenique Critters club and has supported market lamb, breeding ewes, market hog, dairy heifer and cow projects. She is a member of the Cattle Judging Team and the State 4-H Dairy Judging Team and has received the Outstanding Dairy Show Award for three years.
In high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society and the FFA and played college basketball. She is a member of her church’s youth group.
Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their experience in 4-H, activities outside of 4-H, and plans for success, including grade point average.