Marion HS graduate receives 4-H award

Cara Martinbw

Cara Martinbw

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.






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