Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference awards $8,000 in scholarships

The focus was on youth this weekend at Prairieland Park with the 26th annual Prairieland Park Youth Leadership Conference hosting 44 applicants, aged 14 – 21. This conference was held over two days Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21.

The 2016 conference focused on Resumes, Cover Letters and the Interview. Our presenter for the weekend was Jered Heigh, Manager of Talent Development for Cameco Corp. A highlight of the weekend was “Road to Agriculture” where three local professionals spoke to the participants on the paths they choose on their way to their selected career. Each of the presenters gave participants suggestions on how to reach their chosen career goals.

First place and a $3000 scholarship was presented to Emily Letendre of the Spruce Home Multiple 4H Club. Emily is currently in a Grade 11 bilingual program in a Prince Albert High School.

Second place and a $2000 scholarship was presented to Laura Carruthers of the Paradise Hill 4-H Multiple Club.

Third place and a $1500 scholarship was presented to Kaylee Duncan of the Clairbank Multiple 4-H Club.

4th and 5th places and a $750 scholarship went to Autumn Lawson of the Melfort Trailblazers and Kyle Kirzinger of the Viscount 4-H Beef Club.

Prairieland Park is pleased to continue to support youth in agriculture along with sponsors, Monsanto, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, the Western Producer, and BMO.

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