Township Resident Among 11 Area Students Receiving 4-H Scholarships

Madison Whiting, fifth from left, was one of 11 area students to be awarded scholarships by the Somerset County 4-H. Photo: Somerset County 4-H.

Township resident Madison Whiting was one of 11 area students to recently receive scholarships from Somerset County 4-H.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension. Open to members and alumni of the Somerset County 4-H Youth Development program, the 11 winners will receive a total of $21,000 for their continuing education.

According to a press release on the scholarships, Whiting has been a Somerset County 4-H member for the past 10 years. Throughout that time she has been a member of the Little Woofers Club, Woof Club, Hoofbeats Club, Stablemates Club, and Horsin’ Around Club. She has also been active in the Horse Teen Council and Mounted Drill Team performing at the Somerset County 4-H Fair and the State 4-H Horse Show.

Her greatest accomplishment in the Horse Project was winning the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up Team Presentations contest in 2016. A mentor to younger members of her horse clubs, Madison has given riding and showmanship lessons.

Her various community service activities included raising $500 for a cancer patient by helping to coordinate a benefit horse show.

Madison ’s other passion has been high school theatre. She plans to incorporate this passion with the scientific knowledge she gained in 4-H to major in Theater and Cognitive Neuroscience.


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