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New York , NY – 11 May 2011. The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that 27 Junior Scholarships have been awarded to students from 19 states. The scholarships for high school, college and graduate school students range from $1,000 to $3,000 for each student.

“This year’s recipients have demonstrated academic success as well as impressive AKC involvement and we are happy to honor each of them with an AKC Junior Scholarship,” said Mari-Beth O’Neill, AVP of Customer Service. “We hope that these funds nurture their growth and development, and that they’ll continue to be active participants in AKC clubs and events long into the future.”

Applicants were evaluated based on academic history and involvement in the sport of purebred dogs with special consideration for those who were active in AKC clubs and events. In addition, applicants were required to submit an essay describing their future involvement in purebred dogs and with the AKC.

The 27 recipients represent a cross section of the fancy today, with participation in many different AKC events. Students range from third and fourth generation exhibitors to those who found their way to their first dog events by chance. Their achievements include winning the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Junior Showmanship Competition, competing at the AKC National Agility Championship, and becoming Honor Society members and Class Valedictorians. Future aspirations of this year’s winners include veterinary school, entering the chemistry, biology, business and teaching fields and, of course, remaining involved in AKC events and clubs.

2011 AKC Junior Scholarship Recipients

Name City, State
Lindsey Beckendorf Nicollet , MN
Candace Blomquist Moscow , ID
Hannah Brandel Lombard , IL
Sarah Broom Chehalis , WA
Sara Carignan Covington , GA
Heather Dahlin Trumbull , CT
Anna Diaz Burlingame , CA
Katherine Eldredge Vernon , NY
Taylor Guillet Mandeville , LA
Zachery Gulaboff-Davis Salem , OR
Stephanie Hentschel Midland , MI
Margaret Kneifel Cary , NC
Katie Mazurowski Colorado Springs , CO
Maria Neff Greenville , OH
Melinda Pope College Station , TX
Lydia Rogers Westmont , NJ
Corinne Ruff Sycamore, IL
Mary Schroeder New Ulm , MN
Victoria Self Chuluota , FL
Lauren Texter Redlands , CA
Lauryn Vandewerff Salem , WI
Amy West Westcliffe , CO
Lauren Wickwire Corvallis , OR
Emalia Williams Anza , CA
Megan Woods Irvington , NY
Crystal Worley Quinlan , TX
Lauren Zimmerman Gettysburg , PA

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