Western Fair Association announces 2021 4-H Endowment Fund Scholarship Winner

Posted Date: 
Monday, October 25, 2021
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London, Ontario, October 25, 2021: The 2021 Hugh Mitchell – Western Fair 4-H Endowment Fund Scholarship has been awarded to Kyle Farquharson of Mount Brydges, Ontario.

Kyle is a University of Guelph student, pursuing an Honours Bachelor in Agricultural Science. A long-serving 4-H member with many clubs to his credit, Kyle aspires to run his own farm and cash crop operation in the future and possibly enter the poultry industry.

The $2,500 scholarship was established by the Western Fair Association to award existing or former 4-H members from Middlesex County, between 17 and 21 years of age, who are exemplary in his/her demonstration of the 4-H pledge: I Pledge my Head to clear thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, my Health to better living, for my community, my country and my world. Kyle has invested a great deal of time into his local community of South Caradoc, and his campus communities through a number of executive roles with the Student Federation of the Ontario Agriculture College, assisting with event planning and fundraising efforts. Tractor Tug for Tots is a favoured event that receives his support annually and Kyle has served as a volunteer for many local county clubs and activities.

The Scholarship is named in honour of former Western Fair Association CEO Hugh Mitchell, himself a graduate of the University of Guelph, in recognition of his lifetime achievements relating to rural-urban relationships. It is supported by the Western Fair Association in recognition of the organization’s ongoing commitment to the local community.

For more information, contact:

Greg Blanchard, Media Liaison, WFA

gblanchard@westernfairdistrict.com

519-438-7203 (ext. 238)