Three high school seniors, one from Seneca Falls, have received the distinct honor of being named state wide winners of the 2021 New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Each student received district-wide recognition then competed for one of three statewide scholarships.
In order to qualify, the students must have a family Farm Bureau membership. Judges select winners based on their essays and applications, which include their community and agricultural engagement.
Dale Frier III of Seneca Falls was the first-place winner, a member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau in District 3, and received a $1500 scholarship from the New York Farm Bureau.
Frier attends the Finger Lakes Christian School and will be attending Patrick Henry College for American Politics & Policy or Pre-Law. Frier has served as student body President and Vice President. He was a part of the competitively selected Cornell CALS PRO-Dairy Junior Dairy Leaders program and participated in 4-H Dairy Judging, Dairy Bowl, and the Dairy Challenge in addition to being active in the Seneca County Livestock and Artistry 4-H Club.
The second place winner was Tyler Ziehm from Greenwich, a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau. He received a $1200 scholarship and plans to attend South Dakota State University to major in Dairy Production.
The third place winner was Anna Western from Lowville, a member of the Lewis County Farm Bureau. She received a $1000 scholarship and plans to attend Clemson University majoring in Agribusiness.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].