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Ohio 4-H members receive $4,000 in scholarships

LIBERTY CENTER, OH -- Last month the Henry County 4-H Endowment held their spring dinner. They recognized eight 4-H members with scholarships and awarded almost $4,000. Two of those receiving awards are seniors at LCHS.

Receiving the Chambers' Family Book Scholarships was Zac Graber. Zac is the son of Gary and Lori Graber. He is a 10-year member of the Northeastern 4-H Neighbors and a 4 year member of the LC FFA.

He has carried dairy and swine projects and competed on the district and state levels in the safety speaking contest. He has served as president in both the 4-H and the FFA and has attended state and national FFA conventions.

He participated in basketball, football and track. He is a member of the Jr Fair Board, church youth group, Student Council, National Honor Society, Chess Club and Spanish Club.

Zac will be attending The Ohio State University majoring in Agribusiness. He has also received the Ohio 4-H Farm Credit Services of Mid-America scholarship.

Receiving a 4-H Endowment Scholarship is Nathan Grine, son of Mark and Angela Grine. He is a 10 year member, and president of the Northeastern 4-H Neighbors.

He has carried a wide variety of special interest projects along with market rabbits. He has been active in band, choir, drama, quiz team, Stand for the Silent, and SADD.

Outside of school he participates in church activities and is an employee at the Dugout ice cream shop.

Nathan is also a Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) alumni and staff member.

Nathan has served as the Henry County 4-H King and is currently the Jr Fair King.

He is a camp counselor , President of the Junior Leadership Club, and on Jr. Fair board. He attended Citizenship Washington Focus last summer. Nathan has served as an Ohio 4-H Ambassador, Ohio 4-H Teen Advisory Council member, and an Ohio State Junior Fair Board member.

He won the state leadership category and this thanksgiving he will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to participate in the National 4-H Congress.

In the fall, Nathan will be attending The Ohio State University majoring in Communications with a minor in Leadership Studies.