Cara Martin, spring graduate of Marion High School, has been awarded the Southeast Area Extension Step Ahead Scholarship from the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
The Foundation selected 57 students from the state of Kansas to share in $45,700 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.
The scholarships can be used to fund post-secondary education during the 2013-14 academic year. They were awarded during the 2013 Emerald Circle Banquet May 30 in Manhattan.
Scholarship recipients are 4-H members selected through an annual application process. Applications are judged on outstanding 4-H leadership, citizenship and involvement.
Martin is an active member of Happy Hustler’s 4-H Club. She is also on the Kansas State 4-H Horse Action Team and on the AMHyA Executive Council.
Martin plans to attend Haskell Indian Nations University in the fall with the goal of a degree in education and specialty in special education. She said she hopes to teach on a reservation.
Her parents are Melissa and Matt Zieammermann of Marion.