The Oklahoma Youth Expo is proud to announce the 2019 scholarship recipients.

Each year the Oklahoma Youth Expo has the distinct honor to award nearly $300,000 to high school seniors who compete at OYE. This year’s group of recipients excel both in the showring and in the classroom.

“Our exhibitors continue to impress us each and every year,” said Tyler Norvell, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Youth Expo. “Their academic success paired with their leadership experience is outstanding.”

The Oklahoma Youth Expo supports its exhibitors in their pursuit of higher education. The scholarship program strives to address the need for more college graduates to work in the agriculture industry, one of the key economic drivers of Oklahoma’s economy. 

“Here at OYE our exhibitors are what make us ‘The Greatest Show,’” Norvell said. “We believe our exhibitors are the future of our state, rural America and the agricultural industry.”

Thanks to generous sponsors, OYE is able to award nearly $300,000 in scholarships each year.

“Our sponsors choose to invest in our youth because they have a strong work ethic and leadership experience,” Norvell said. “Our ag youth bring with them sought after, employable skills, which keeps them in demand. We wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavours.”

All scholarship recipients will be attending an Oklahoma higher education institution. For more information on the Oklahoma Youth Expo and OYE scholarships, visit

Congratulations to the 2019 academic scholarship recipients! A full list of scholarships and recipients follows:

Express Ranches

$5,000 Academic Scholarship *Academic All-State*

Rio Bonham, Madill FFA

Peyton Burns, Kingfisher FFA

Bree Kisling, Chisholm FFA

Tanner Stevens, Yukon FFA


Oklahoma State University

$5,000 Academic Scholarship

Krista Carroll, Tishomingo FFA

Betsy Sweiger, Edmond FFA


Justin Whitefield Memorial

$5,000 Academic Scholarship *Academic All-State*

Caden Church, Sentinel FFA


Southwestern Oklahoma State University

$5,000 Academic Scholarship *Academic All-State*

Skye Tilley, Ripley FFA


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Health and Wellness

$5,000 Academic Scholarship

Halley Hoskins, Kiefer FFA

Emily Kennedy, Edmond FFA

Mia McCool, Grove FFA

Darci Peach, Seiling FFA


Diamond Hats — Marilyn Harrel

$5,000 Academic Scholarship *Academic All-State*

Lauren Bilderback, El Reno FFA


Eastern Oklahoma State University

$5,000 Academic Scholarship

Taylor Chambers, Tushka FFA

Redlands Community College

$4,000 Academic Scholarship

Taylor Parrish, Kremlin-Hillsdale FFA

Jamie Schieber, Union City FFA

FourPoint Energy

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Gatlin Goodson, Shattuck FFA

Sierra Washmon, Shattuck FFA


Fun Country R&D

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Laura Rose, Vanoss FFA


LongPoint Energy

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Blake White, Seiling FFA

Colton Evans, Dibble FFA


Martindale Feed Mill

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Hadley Griffith, Dale FFA


ITC Great Plains

$2,000 Academic Scholarship

Jake Thorp, Timberlake FFA

Courtney Tillinghast, Owasso FFA



$2,000 Academic Scholarship

Ashton Cartmell, Perkins-Tryon FFA

Kaylee Heisler, Waukomis FFA

Julie Isbell, Fort Gibson FFA

Kabrin Martin, Harrah FFA

Tanner Taylor, Adair FFA


Oklahoma Soybean Board

$2,000 Academic Scholarship

Anna Bolen, Idabel FFA

Jett Smith, Perry FFA

Serena Woodward, Canadian FFA

FourPoint Energy

$5,000 Academic Scholarship *Academic All-State*

Kaylee Holt, Shattuck FFA


LongPoint Energy

$5,000 Academic Scholarship *Academic All-State*

Bree Taylor, Kingfisher FFA


Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

$5,000 Academic Scholarship

Emily Cordell, Guthrie FFA

Brooke Hodges, Stigler FFA

Loren Irwin, Guthrie FFA

Jacob Sanderson, Guthrie FFA

Elizabeth Schneider, Seiling FFA

Brayden Stewart, Cashion FFA


Southeastern Oklahoma State University

$5,000 Academic Scholarship

Seth McCaa, Elmore City-Pernell FFA

Marisa Robinson, Idabel FFA


Connors State College

Full-Tuition Waiver

Joseph David, Washington FFA

Adam Erickson, Haskell FFA


Oklahoma State University — Oklahoma City

Full-Tuition Waiver for up to 15 credit hours each semester including fees and a $500 book stipend.

Wyatt Pinkerton, Watonga FFA

Payton Reynolds, Harrah FFA


Murray State College

Full-Tuition Waiver

Aubrie Little, Harrah FFA

OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

$1,500 Academic Scholarship

Natalee Richardson, Latta FFA

Laney Stearman, Tecumseh FFA


Wild Bunch

$1,500 Academic Scholarship

Kallie Coakley, Stillwater FFA


Byford Auto Group

$1,250 Academic Scholarship

Hannah Barton, Waukomis FFA

Gavin McCullough, Burlington FFA


OSU Animal Science

$1,250 Academic Scholarship

Wyatt Brown, Tecumseh FFA

Hunter McConnell, Owasso FFA

Josey Moore, Dale FFA

Harlee Wiggins, Elmore City – Pernell FFA


Oklahoma Youth Expo

$1,250 Academic Scholarship

Gavin McCullough, Burlington FFA


Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives

$1,250 Academic Scholarship

Catherine Nutter, Woodward FFA

Jackson Stinnett, Mooreland FFA


Cody Redden Memorial

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Angelica Beck, Moss FFA

Clay Reuter Memorial

$1,500 Academic Scholarship

William Hasenbeck, Elgin FFA

Cameron University

$3,000 Academic Scholarship

Mariah Latimer, Elgin FFA

Douglas Thomas, Cordell FFA


Oklahoma Panhandle State University

$3,000 Academic Scholarship

Sydni Case, Wellston FFA

Duke Kelln, Shattuck FFA



$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Dayla Anderson, Kremlin-Hillsdale FFA


Bill Luce Endowment

$2,500 Academic Scholarship *Academic All-State*

Addison Spicer, Fairview FFA


Chickasaw Nation

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Kale Kennedy, Amber-Pocasset FFA

Jensen Peay, Allen FFA

Jamie Steele, Chickasha FFA


Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Jaycee Cox, Spiro FFA

Addison Spicer, Fairview FFA


Davis – Stephens Endowment

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Cade Jenlink, Timberlake FFA


DonEtta Cothren Memorial

$2,500 Academic Scholarship

Ryen Macy, Harrah FFA

Farm Credit of Oklahoma

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Elizabeth Baker, Dibble FFA

Hannah Nunn, Moore FFA

Jaylon Sneed, Tishomingo FFA

Tee Trotter, Vian FFA

Dalleigh Wolfe, Vanoss FFA


Diamond Hats

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Tiffani Snow, Lawton FFA


Keith and Marlene Kisling

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Chad McGolden, Fairview FFA


Mark McGee Memorial

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Terra Funk-Suddath, Newcastle FFA

Northeastern Oklahoma College

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Avery Hoggard, Fox FFA


Oklahoma Pork Council

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Dawson Hombeck, Crescent FFA

Madalyn Riley, Mill Creek FFA


Ted Fariss Memorial

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

Hunter Graumann, Weatherford FFA


Oklahoma State University Alumni Barrow Sale

$950 Academic Scholarship

Sydney Bean, Newcastle FFA

*Students deemed Academic All-State are recognized amongst the top applications scored based on their academic achievements and leadership experience along with their OYE show career.

— Written by JD Rosman

The Oklahoma Youth Expo is the largest youth event in the state of Oklahoma. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, more than 7,000 exhibitors, their educators and families travel to Oklahoma City each spring from all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties to exhibit their livestock projects. Throughout the course of the ten-day event, OYE has a $25 million impact on Oklahoma City.  For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo visit


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