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Youth livestock scholarship winners announced

Twenty-seven North Carolina students have been awarded 2016 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced.

The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and college students who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.

The scholarships were funded by sponsors of the annual N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on qualified applicants and funds available from the previous year’s Sale of Champions.

“Because of strong support of the 2015 Sale of Champions, 27 scholarships valued at $2,000 each were awarded this year,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

A selection committee evaluated applicants based on their involvement with N.C. State Fair junior livestock shows, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and an essay. Identifying information for each application was removed before evaluation.

Following is a list of the scholarship recipients by county, along with their hometown and the university or community college they will attend:


Dylan Keith Kiser, Alexander, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Ty Worley, Leicester, Haywood Community College


Kaylyn Groce, Siler City, Oklahoma State University

Sarah Thomas, Snow Camp, N.C. State University


Abigail Fulton, Lexington, Appalachian State University

Tristen Fulton, Lexington, Iowa State University

Kylie Ward, Lexington, University of Mount Olive


Melanie Fishel, Kernersville, N.C. State University


Joey Moore, Youngsville, Vance-Granville Community College


Mason Blinson, Buies Creek, Oklahoma State University


Macy Massengill, Princeton, N.C. State University

Haley Stevens, Selma, Johnston Community College

Skyler M. Tyndall, Selma, N.C. State University


Taylor Joyner, Nashville, N.C. State University

Logan Tyson, Nashville, N.C. State University


Justin Lawrence, Winterville, N.C. State University


Evan Gunter, Asheboro, Randolph Community College


Brooklyn Murray, Bostic, Isothermal Community College


LeAnn Harward, Richfield, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Brandon Hartman, Walnut Cove, N.C. State University


Emma See, Raleigh, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Garrett See, Raleigh, N.C. State University


Alec Linton, Mount Olive, University of Mount Olive


Kelsey Bentley, Kenly, N.C. State University

Sam Brake, Lucama, Connors State College

Liz-Anne Earle, Johnston Community College

Tyler Sharp, Sims, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact Neil Bowman, livestock director, at or 919-270-7094 to find out how to support the 2016 Junior Livestock Sale of Champions or the scholarship program,


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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