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 okyouthexpo.com.

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

 

McDonald’s

$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

 

BancFirst

$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 okyouthexpo.com.

OFFICE LOCATION

500 Northwest 30th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

SHOW LOCATION

Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
Oklahoma City, OK

PHONE NUMBER

405-235-0404

FAX NUMBER

405-235-1727

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.