New Mexico Junior Livestock Foundation
Scholarship Program

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2015 New Mexico Junior Livestock Foundation Scholarship

2015 Scholarship

Raelyn Gardner
Mayfield High School

Raelyn Gardner graduated from Mayfield high school in Las Cruces, NM. She is a member of the Mayfield FFA Chapter and Bullseye 4-h club and show pigs and rabbits. She will be attending New Mexico State University and will be majoring in nursing. Currently she is an OB tech at Memorial Medical Center in Labor and Delivery.

2015 Scholarship

Kinzee Mae Criswell
Elida High School

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2015 Scholarship

Dallas Pompeo
Animas High School

My name is Dallas Pompeo and I have attended Animas Public Schools since I started Kindergarten. Due to my long history of growing up in an agriculture based household and my involvement in the 4-H and FFA organizations, I want to further my education in the field of agriculture education and animal science. I plan to attend the Agriculture and Consumer Sciences College at New Mexico State University. I will major in Agriculture and Extension Education with a Minor in Animal Science. Throughout my lifetime I have learned many life skills that I will take with me where ever I go throughout 4-H and FFA. I want to give back to the organizations that have given me so much in my life by becoming either a County Extension Agent or an Ag Teacher.

I have been a very involved student; in school I was involved in Student Council, FFA, Panther Pride, NHS, Journalism, basketball and track. Outside of school I have been involved in 4-H, and Vacation Bible School. In these organizations I have held many leadership roles, such as student council president, vice president, and treasurer. I have been the NHS president and secretary, the journalism editor for two years and in 4-H I have held every office at one point in time. I have been a member of the varsity basketball team for four years and the last two years I have been team captain and have been a leader figure for the younger girls. I was a “crew leader” for vacation bible school leading the younger kids.

Just as important as leadership is citizenship. I have participated in numerous community service projects through my 4-H Club and school. These include the NMDOT Adopt-A-Highway project, Hidalgo County Fairgrounds clean-up (9 years), Hidalgo County Fair Buyer’ Donor Appreciation Dinner (9 years), Middle Animas Cemetery clean-up (9 years), Yearly Christmas projects for the residents of Sunshine Haven Nursing Home (9 years), Animas Valley Community Center Clean-up (4 years), and the Annual Columbus Electric Cooperative Meeting (9 years). Not only did I participate in all of these community service projects, often-times I took on a leadership role, guiding the younger members to do good for their community.

I have received many academic awards such as A/B Honor roll, every year along with a number of class awards. I have also won a number of awards at the Hidalgo County Fair, Southern New Mexico State Fair, New Mexico State Fair, and Arizona National Livestock show. I have been very involved in the 4-H and FFA programs winning leadership, citizenship, and individual awards. I received my highest honor of being a delegate from New Mexico for the 2014 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia in November of 2014.

2015 Scholarship

Courtney Savannah Walker
Robert H. Goddard High School   

Courteney Walker is a graduate of Robert H. Goddard High School in Roswell, NM. She is a member of Goddard FFA and Barn Buddies 4-H Club. Her 4-H/FFA projects include Market Steers, Breeding Heifers, Market Hogs, Market Lambs, Market Goats, and Dairy Heifers. She has been very fortunate in having success at the county, state, and national level. In FFA she judged Poultry, Meats, Livestock, and Wool. In 4-H Courteney judged Livestock, Meats, and Livestock Skill-a-thon. Also in high school she played volleyball for four years and golf her freshman year.

In 2012 Courteney and her family got involved in the Lowline Breed. Since then the Lowlines have beenone her main focuses. After attending the 2012 Lowline Junior Nationals in Stillwater, Ok, Courteney was elected onto the American Lowline Junior Association Board of Directors. She is currently serving her second year as the President of the American Lowline Junior Association. In addition she also became a board member on the Junior Southwestern Lowline Angus Breeders Association, where she is currently serving as the President.

Courteney is currently attending Clarendon College in Clarendon, TX. While there she is judging meat and livestock at the collegiate level. After Clarendon she would like to transfer to a senior college and continue to receive her undergrad in Animal Science and continue to judge. She then wants to go on and receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.