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June 20, 2014

Grady County OHCE names scholarship winners at Summer Council

— CHICKASHA, Okla. – During the Grady County OHCE Summer Council meeting on Tuesday, June 17th, Grady County Oklahoma Home and Community Education Scholarship committee announced the 2014-15 scholarship winners.  The winners are Lena Ast, Ashtin Green, and Aubrey McCoy.

Ast is the daughter of Leon and Mary Ast and is a 2014 Amber-Pocasset High School graduate.  Ast is a ten year 4-H member and a Grady County 4-H Hall of Fame winner.  Ast is attending Oklahoma State University where she plans to major in Human Development and Family Sciences with the goal to become a 4-H and Youth Development Extension Educator or a Family and Consumer Science Extension Educator in the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.  Ast said that going into this field of study “will allow me to give back to the organization that helped me grow into the person I am today.”  Ast also plans to become Family and Consumer Sciences teaching certified by the time she graduates from college which will allow her to teach Family and Consumer Sciences Education (formerly Home Economics) at a high school level.

Green is the daughter of Tracy and Austin Green and is a 2014 Amber-Pocasset High School graduate.  She plans to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University and study Speech and Language Pathology.  Green is a ten year 4-H member and was named the 2013 Oklahoma 4-H record winner in Child Care along with being named the 2013 Grady County 4-H Hall of Fame winner.  She has worked with children who are in hippotherapy, a type of therapy for adults and children that provide speech, physical, or occupational therapy while riding a horse.  This work has inspired her career choice.

McCoy is the daughter of Cindy and Mitchell McCoy and is a 2014 Tuttle High School graduate.  She is a ten year Grady County 4-H member and was named as the 2012 Grady County 4-H Hall of Fame winner.  McCoy will be attending Oklahoma State University at the Oklahoma City campus where she plans to study Engineering.  After completing the program in Oklahoma City, she plans to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where she will study Architectural Engineering.

Sheriff Jim Weir presented information about the latest drug activity and shared information about prescription drug abuse during the afternoon program.  Weir stated, “The first thing is for YOU not to abuse drugs.”  Weir went on to explain that sharing prescriptions is a form of abuse along with not following prescription directions.  Grady County OHCE members will use this lesson at their local group meetings in July.

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