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AQHYA Leaders Earn Scholarships

AQHYA Executive Committee members received scholarships, courtesy of the American Quarter Horse Association, at the 2019 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar.

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Five outgoing leaders from the American Quarter Horse Youth Association were awarded scholarships July 11 during the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo, Texas

“The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to award scholarships to the 2018-19 AQHYA Executive Committee,” said Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. “These young leaders have done an outstanding job for the past year, representing our youth members in Washington, D.C., leading charity efforts and making sure the needs of youth have been met.”

Olivia Tordoff of Powell, Ohio, the 2018-19 president, received a $2,000 scholarship. Tordoff will be a student at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama this fall.

Kylie Good of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, the 2018-19 first vice president, received a $1,000 scholarship. Good attends York College in York, Pennsylvania.

Charles Lee, of McAllen, Texas, the 2018-19 second vice president, received a $500 scholarship. Charles attends Texas A&M University in McAllen, Texas. Lee also received the 2019 Wrangler ASPIRE award, a $1,000 award from AQHA Corporate Partner Wrangler given to an AQHYA member who excels in leadership and service.

Executive members Caleb Sturgeon of Beloit, Ohio will be a freshman at the University of Mount Union, and Sierra Walter of Hydro, Oklahoma, will be a freshman at Oklahoma State University, also received $500 scholarships.

The AQHYA Executive Committee serves as ambassadors for the Association, play an active role in the decision-making process of AQHYA and lead events and activities. The AQHYA Executive Committee is elected annually at YES, and those members uphold the objectives and purposes set forth in AQHYA Bylaws. They also represent the 11 regions of AQHYA and every youth member who resides within them.

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The Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar is an annual event that teaches leadership and recognizes those qualities among members of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association.

For more information on AQHYA, visit www.aqha.com/youth.

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