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Jessica Cobban receives 4-H Foundation Scholarship

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Jessica Cobban, far left, and students at Fair Grove High School, took the gold in 2014 in grassland judging. Others include Matia Hartley, Lynsey Rector, Colbie Covert, Laura Jackson, Emily Jones, Kelsey Brunkhorst, and Seiler Johnson. Cobban earned a scholarship to Missouri State University this year.

Jessica Cobban, far left, and students at Fair Grove High School, took the gold in 2014 in grassland judging. Others include Matia Hartley, Lynsey Rector, Colbie Covert, Laura Jackson, Emily Jones, Kelsey Brunkhorst, and Seiler Johnson. Cobban received the Orscheln’s Scholarship to Missouri State University from the Missouri 4-H Foundation.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Jessica Cobban of Fair Grove has been awarded the Orscheln’s scholarship in the amount of $1000 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s Scholarship and Awards Banquet in Columbia. The foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $72,050 in academic awards to 4-H youths around the state.

Jessica Cobban

Jessica Cobban

“The Missouri 4-H Foundation is pleased to be able to contribute to the education of Missouri’s young people through the support of our donors,” said Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams.

Cobban is the daughter of Matt and Jean Cobban, has been an active member of the Sac River Stablemates 4-H club for many years. She is currently a freshman at Missouri State University in Springfield.

For more than 65 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been managing funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, providing higher education scholarships, and recognizing 4-H volunteers. MU Extension 4-H is a community of more than 260,000 youths from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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