This year’s Canadian Western Agribition scholarship recipients could be found all over the show doing the things for which they were recognized.
The show awards three $2,500 scholarships for involvement in the show, plus the Barry Andrew Family Scholarship and William M. Farley Memorial Scholarship, each worth $1,500.
Sadie Anwender of Radville, Sask., who received one of the scholarships, said it means a great deal to her to be recognized by a show that has meant a lot to her family.
“I’m the third generation to take part in the show,” she said be-tween stints in the show ring.
“I’m going to use this money to pursue my education at the University of Regina in the Hill School of Business next fall.”
Anwender is interested in marketing and said her relationships and work in the purebred sector have already provided some of the skills she needs.
The family runs two purebred operations: the Shorthorn herd is Anwender Cattle Co. and the Simmental herd is Hilltop Holdings.
They began attending Agribition in the 1980s with Shorthorns and have exhibited Simmental as well for the last three years.
Grayson Berting of Middle Lake, Sask., also received $2,500. She is obtaining a commerce degree with a focus on marketing and said she might work toward an agriculture business degree after that.
“I just love the business side of things,” she said.
“It’s interesting to see how the money works.”
Berting’s family brought 11 Speckle Park to the show. She volunteered as a handler during the national 4-H judging competition and has announced the Shorthorn show for the last three years.
Scholarship recipient Evan Sebastian is in his first year at Lakeland College and intends to become a feed nutritionist.
“This will help me pay off some schooling for the next semester, and I won’t have to get a student loan quite yet,” he said.
His family, from Montmartre, Sask., runs about 60 commercial cows, club calves and show steers and Maine Anjou.
At Agribition, he was working for a Hereford breeder.
The Barry Andrew scholarship went to Shelby Evans of Kenaston, Sask., who is in her third year in agriculture business at the University of Saskatchewan.
Her family operates Horseshoe E Charolais and had a string of 10 cattle entered in the jackpot, junior and Charolais shows.
The William M. Farley scholarship went to Macy Leibreich of Radville. Her family’s operation is Merit Cattle Co. with about 200 Black Angus cows.