On the heels of the first annual Youth Engagement and Scholarship Fun Night event, members of the board of the Monroe-Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association have awarded $6000 in scholarships to local students to assist with educational expenses. “We are very pleased to be able to reinvest proceeds from our event back into our local communities through deserving students who have a wide variety of career interests,” stated Marshall Gingrich, board member and scholarship chair. Plans are underway for the 2nd Annual Youth Engagement event on March 11, 2023, in Shelbina, Missouri according to Gingrich.
The Thomas L. Jones “Continuing the Legacy” Educational Scholarship is awarded in remembrance of Tom Jones who was a longtime Hereford breeder in Monroe County and a lifetime member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Mr. Jones was instrumental in the formation and livelihood of his local MCA affiliate and felt strongly about supporting youth in the community.