Two UMO Students Receive N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships

Two UMO Students Receive N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships

MOUNT OLIVE – Two University of Mount Olive rising sophomores are among the first 24 North Carolinians to receive the N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship.  According to Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, the scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.

Janeice Leonard of Lexington and Alexander Linton of Mount Olive were among the list of recipients. Each received a $2,000 scholarship towards their educational pursuits at UMO.  Leonard plans to major in ag education and Linton will major in agribusiness.

The scholarships were funded by sponsors of the annual N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. A selection committee evaluated applicants based on their involvement with N.C. State Fair junior livestock shows, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and an essay.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit old.umo.edu.