Emily Day Lord, a graduating senior from Red Oak High School, has been awarded a four year $5,000 Youth Livestock Show Scholarship
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Emily Day Lord, a graduating senior from Red Oak High School, has been awarded a four year $5,000 Youth Livestock Show Scholarship sponsored by the State Fair of Texas.
The $1,250 a year scholarship is renewable by maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
Since 1992, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to academically talented students who graduate from high schools in the Dallas State Fair Park area.
In 1993, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program expanded its youth support by awarding scholarships to academically talented students who participated in State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows.
The 2009 Youth Livestock Show will be held this fall during the 123th State Fair of Texas, Sept. 25 to Oct. 18, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
The State Fair of Texas is awarding 187 scholarships for the 2009- 2010 school year. This includes 45 new and 82 renewed Youth Livestock Scholarships and 35 new and 25 renewed Fair Park Scholarships.
Ms. Lord participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Show from 2006-2008.
She showed in the Youth Beef Heifer, Youth Market Beef Steer Shows and participated in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging and won numerous places including second place. In high school she has been an active member of FFA, 4-H Club, National Honor Society, Softball, and active in community service.
She has held numerous offices in those clubs and received many awards and honors during her high school career.
Ms. Lord plans to attend Texas A&M College Station and major in agricultural economics. She is the daughter of Tschan and Missy Lord of Red Oak.