Three Morgan County 4-H Foundation Scholarships awarded |

Three Morgan County 4-H Foundation Scholarships awarded

Ashlee Hayes of Wiggins, Colo., and Ryan Dreitz and Kayla Tormohlen, both of Brush, Colo., have been selected as the Morgan County 4-H Foundation Scholarship winners for 2009. Hayes is planning to attend Lamar Community College. Dreitz will be enrolled at Northeastern Junior College this fall and Tormohlen will be attending the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ashlee Hayes is the daughter of Robert and Sherie Hayes of Fort Morgan, Colo. A member of Sunshine 4-H Club, Hayes has been in 4-H for 11 years. Her project interests have been in horse and market swine. She has served in several officer positions in her 4-H club and has been the club president for the last two years.

Hayes was nominated as a pacesetter in her 4-H club. She has represented Morgan County at the State 4-H Conference as a member of the county horse judging team and she was 10th high individual. Hayes was also an exhibitor at the Colorado State Fair. She has been active in numerous community service projects throughout her 4-H career.

Ryan Dreitz is the son of Randy and Connie Dreitz of Brush, Colo. He is an 11 year member of 4-H and belongs to the Golden Clover 4-H Club. Dreitz has completed projects in dairy, market beef, market sheep, market swine, poultry, gardening, leathercraft, and rabbit. He has been a club officer and currently serves as Morgan County 4-H Council President.

Dreitz has been selected as his club’s pacesetter and exhibited at both the National Western Stock Show and the Colorado State Fair. He attended State 4-H Conference in 2006 and 2007 as a member of the Morgan County Livestock Judging Team, where they placed Second and Sixth. He has attended Citizenship Washington Focus, Western 4-H Roundup, National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference. He has received the county “I Dare You Award” for an outstanding 4-H career and the Colorado 4-H Outstanding Leadership Award.

Kayla Tormohlen is the daughter of Marc and Cindy Tormohlen of Brush, Colo. A 12 year 4-H member, Tormohlen has been a member of Morgan Sandburs 4-H Club and Golden Clover 4-H Clubs. Her projects have included decorate your duds, dairy, dairy goats, market beef, market sheep, market swine, poultry, rabbits and foods. She has had numerous officer roles in her 4-H club and participated in both the Tennessee and Minnesota 4-H Exchanges.

Tormohlen has participated in the county and district talent festivals, junior camp as both a camper and counselor, fashion revue, Leadership Development Conference and exhibited at the Colorado State Fair. She has been a fair superintendent and a junior and senior record book winner.

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