2014 Sullivan Supply Scholarship Winners Essay

Since the inception of the Distinguished $20,000 Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Youth Scholarship in 2008, we have gifted over $185,000 to a group of young individuals with unmatched talent. This year we received 1391 applications from 43 states and Canada. It’s been eye-opening and our great pleasure to see these kids grow within this great livestock industry. And it is because of them that it keeps getting better.
We also want to take time to thank our scholarship selection committee of industry leaders (non-Sullivan Supply employees or family members) who spend many hours of volunteer time to help us with this mission.
Congratulations to all 1391 applicants.

John Sullivan, Founder Sullivan Supply & Stock Show University

Haley FulkLowell, IN
State fair champion steers and all-state athlete. Her 4.1 GPA rounds out her successful resume in stock shows, the classroom and athletics.
Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply.

Cheyenne JonesCovington, KY
From FFA president to 4-H club president this collegiate livestock judging team member and dean’s list student shows some of the most competitive Angus cattle in America.
Sponsored with Champion Show Supply, Kentucky division.

Keaton OttoManning, IA
This show cattle lifer has shown some of the best steers in the Midwest but more importantly, he has thrived in the fitting chutes, being one of the best young clippers in America.

Matt PowersButler, PA
Working his way through college on cattle ranches and no show industry roots, Matt has earned his stripes the old-fashioned way. A self- taught supreme champion.
Sponsored with Heartfelt Livestock Supply.

Sammi SchragFreeman, SD
FFA president, class president, student council, 3.9 GPA, national champions, showmanship supremes.…her success has been earned.

Eli SmallwoodMonticello, GA
Elite livestock evaluator and exhibitor of multiple champions, highly regarded FFA awards and FFA president, yet his best accomplishment may be the accolades from his educators regarding his drive and focus.
Sponsored with Twizted Fitterz Show Supply.

Cagney EfflingHighmore, SD
State livestock judging team championship, FFA president, class president, national champion females, topped of as a famed U-Fit-It champion showman at the SD state fair.

Wyatt DeBuskPaso Robles, CA
This swine exhibitor has excelled at the nation’s toughest shows. Elite livestock judging awards, and elite showmanship wins.

Tejlor Strope-, O’Neill, NE
Champion showman national junior heifer shows, state fair grand champion steers, class president with a high GPA and the National Shorthorn Queen.

Caitlyn OchsnerKersey, CO
Showmanship, national champion heifers, state champion livestock judging team, prom queen, Dean’s list, and district FFA president.

Kane AegerterSeward, NE
This highly involved FFA member has accomplished national awards in FFA and supreme champion females at the nation’s toughest shows all while being a highly competitive athlete.

Taylor GoeringMcPherson, KS
A champion showman and a champion volunteer. Leadership and start-up projects for regional and national shows…all this while serving on many national and regional cattle boards.
Sponsored with Valley Vet Supply.

Kinley KreisAdamsville, OH
An avid volunteer and tremendous promotor and advocate of the livestock industry. Success in the show ring is evident, but building her own cow herd is the main goal of this future veterinarian.
Sponsored with Ohio Valley Show Supply, Roy White Show Supply, Provico Show Supply, Highland Show Supply.

Kaydee FreeSalado, TX
2017 TJAA President, Miss Texas Angus 2016, just to name a few, it is obvious she was born a leader. Exalting this behavior in the show ring and throughout the cattle industry.

Mills Meier,, Stonewall, TX
“Give it your best and keep moving forward”. Mills is the definition of positivity. He has spent a lot of his time mentoring youth and giving back to his livestock community.

Menzi SpillerCollege Station, TX
With goals of becoming a veterinarian, there is no doubt she will reach her dreams. Her dedication has helped her land a spot as a member of the Undergraduate Wool Judging Team at Texas A&M University.

Harley Sargent,Dension, TX
Supreme Heifer- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2017 Champion of Breed- Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Houston. Harley is a young lady who has high community involvement, she has a strong love for animals and has been blessed with multiple successes.

Ryan CallahanEdmond, OK
President of both the OK Junior Cattleman’s Association and the OK Junior Angus Association, Ryan has a phenomenal track record at the National Jr. bred and owned show.
Sponsored with Charles Hill Show Supply, Oklahoma.

Austin Cook,, Greenbrier, AR
Grand champion state fair heifer, tops in state fair showmanship and excels at genetic selection and raising his own cow herd, heavily involved in National FFA. Austin has a lifetime of raising great ones ahead of him.
Sponsored with Jeremiah Jech Show Supply, Gentry, Arkansas.

Grant HubbardMiami, OK
Class Valedictorian, Oklahoma Limousin Field Day Grand Champion Female 2016, Oklahoma Limousin Breeders Association Vice President and Treasurer 2015-2017, paving his own way.
Sponsored with Charles Hill Show Supply, Oklahoma.


February 13, 2017 / Leave a reply

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The La Prix Award Application Form for 2018 has been posted.
Go to www.cci.live for application and more information.

In 2011, the announcement of the Embryos on Snow Award Program was made. The scholarship contest is titled “La Prix.” The sale’s commissionable proceeds, in addition to an initial sponsorship by TransOva Genetics, served as the first scholarship to be awarded. Currently LaPrix awards over $18,000 in cash awards. The program is currently funded by the commissionable proceeds from the sale and the EOS sponsors.

“La Prix” is an essay type contest that seeks to find the young people that have a great deal of ambition, knowledge and ability. The essay contest is not based on writing ability, rather on content, creativity and the future intent of a young person. An applicant may have any goal, collegiate major or career in mind.

Embryos on Snow is an elite auction featuring some of the best genetics in the seed stock business. The sale each January on Friday evening during “club calf weekend” at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. The auction consists of embryos from leading donor dams, as well as other select lots. The selection process is backed by the knowledge and past success of the marketing team and the breeders who helped start it. Many successful programs have lined the foundation of this impressive annual sale. Sale entry is by invitation and genetics featured in the Embryos on Snow are exclusive to this sale offering.

December 2, 2017 / Leave a reply

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