CORVALLIS, Ore. – Six high school students from across the state have been awarded State Fair 4-H scholarships through the 4-H Youth Development Program run by Oregon State University Extension Service.

4-H members who have been active in the fair at the county and/or state level received scholarships to help fund their higher education. Applicants are evaluated on their volunteer leadership in 4-H projects, participation in fair exhibits, a personal essay and academic achievement. This year, 32 4-H members competed for the scholarships.

Receiving the Oregon State Fair/State Parks 4-H Scholarship of $1,000 were Jessica Black, Sandy, and Audrey Marconi, Portland. Stacy Eash of Independence received the $500 scholarship.

The Oregon Fairs Foundation 4-H Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Stephanie Barker of Hillsboro, and Katee Withee of Burns.

Becky Soules of Coos Bay received the $1,000 Petralli Family State Fair 4-H Scholarship.

More information on the Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program is available at

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Helen Pease,