Waldo County Extension Association awards $500 scholarship
The Waldo County Extension Association recently awarded Sara Lyons, a University of Maine student, a $500 scholarship to assist with her educational financial needs as she continues her academic career focused on Sustainable Agriculture. Sara plans to continue her studies and hopes to become an Osteopathic physician and farmer so she can encourage a healthy lifestyle and also provide her clients with healthy food.
Sara, an Ellsworth High School graduate, has worked and volunteered in a variety of capacities, including working with the I-Cook 4-H program and co-founding the “Real Food Challenge” at the University of Maine focused on increasing the amount of locally produced food reaching the plates of students eating in University facilities.
The Waldo County Extension Association organizes “Rural Living Day” as an education event that raises money to award scholarships to both high school students who want to pursue higher education, as well as a college student whose educational goals include sustainable agriculture.
If you are interested in learning more about the Waldo County Extension Association and how to become involved, contact Rick Kersbergen at the Waldo County Office at 1-800-287-1426 or email at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org.