2017-12-14 / Local & State

Scholarship Awarded

Katie Anderson has been awarded the 2017 American Cheviot Sheep Society Scholarship. In order to receive the scholarship applicants must document and submit experience and involvement within the sheep industry, community service and extracurricular activities as well as answer an essay question.

Starting in 2008 with one Cheviot ewe lamb, over the years Anderson has expanded to owning as many as 35 registered Cheviots and currently 15 along with several Hampshire ewes. After discovering her love for the Cheviot breed, she quickly developed an interest in shearing and basic flock management. She has received training and education through Penn State Extension: in 2012 a two-day sheep shearing workshop held in Washington County Pa., in 2013 attending a clinic for internal parasite prevention and management, and in 2014 a clinic for prelambing and lambing management and has also enjoyed attending various fitting and showmanship clinics in Huntingdon and neighboring counties.

She has enjoyed participating in many contests, livestock shows and festivals that include county fairs, Pennsylvania Farm Show, and out-of-state Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. During this time she has been able to share industry facts and information with youth during the Ag in the Classroom event held annually for Southern Huntingdon County elementary students, youths in various 4-H clubs and Hands on Industry Day held at HCCTC.

She is the daughter of Wayne and Carrie Anderson of Three Springs, a student at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and is employed with U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at Lake Raystown. She received her business management degree in October and will receive her accounting degree in May 2018. She is a member of the American Cheviot Sheep Society, Pennsylvania Sheep and Wool growers association, Fulton County Farm Bureau, coordinator for Fulton County Dairy Promotion team, SHC FFA and a past member of Southern Pride 4-H Club.

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