Abby Loessin, an Agua Dulce High School graduate, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Chase Wilson 4-H Memorial Scholarship.
The Chase Wilson 4-H Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a Nueces County 4-H member "who best exemplifies the spirit of 4-H." The scholarship was established in the memory of Chase Wilson, who was a very active and devoted Nueces County 4-H member.
This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to one Nueces County 4-H member, boy or girl, who is a high school graduate or incoming high school senior. The applicant must complete a 4-H Recordbook and have plans to attend a college, university, or accredited vocational school. Applicants are interviewed and the selection is made on the basis of growth in leadership, projects, community service and involvement, as evidenced by the Recordbook and other information submitted during the interview.
Abby is a 2008 graduate from Agua Dulce High School and a member of the Bluntzer 4-H Club. She has been an active 4-H member for nine years.
She has served in various officer capacities in the Nueces County 4-H Council and the Bluntzer 4-H Club.
This past year, Abby was president of the Nueces County 4-H Council.
In addition, she has been awarded the Gold Star, Golden Clover, Danforth I Dare You, and the Jacket Award. This year she was also presented with the Misty Wimberly 4-H Ambassador Award for portraying 4-H as a model of excellence and a challenge, in order that the 4-H program might be more widely known as an effective means of helping youth to become productive and contributing citizens.
These awards are in addition to the year pins and project medals she was presented for her Recordbook and work in the beef, breeding beef heifer, food, as well as many other livestock and community projects.
Additionally, Abby has been a participant of the various major livestock shows, as well as entered in the Nueces County Livestock Show. Her specialty has been showing heifers.
Abby, the daughter of Shorty and Vickie Loessin of Robstown, will be attending Texas A&M University-College Station and plans to major in agricultural journalism or agricultural communication.