Five recipients were selected for this year's KyCorn college scholarship, four high school seniors and one college. The annual scholarship awards $1,000 to each senior and $2,000 to a student in their second plus year of college.
Amanda Gilles is a senior at Apollo High School in Owensboro, Ky. Gilles works on her family's farm, Hill View Farms and is active in her local FFA, serving as the chapter President. She will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall and majoring in Agriculture with an interest in Biotechnology.
A senior at Carlisle County High School in Bardwell, Ky, Joel Reddick plans on attending Murray State University in the fall to study Agronomy. Reddick is also active in his local FFA, serving as the Chapter President and works on his family's poultry operation.
|Richard "Clay" Smotherman|
Another future agronomist, Clay Smotherman plans to attend Murray State University in the fall. He is currently a senior at Calloway County High School in Murray, Kentucky. Along with working on his family's tobacco farm, Smotherman is the captain of his varsity basketball team and active his local FFA.
A Martha Lane Collins High School senior from Simpsonville, Ky, Taylor Nash will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall to major in Agriculture Education. Nash serves as the Regional and Local FFA President and is active in his church as a peer mentor and study leader.
A returning recipient, Elizabeth Hinton was awarded a KyCorn High School Senior scholarship for 2014. A Falls of Rough, Ky native, Hinton studies Agriculture Economics at the University of Kentucky and also works as a research assistant in the UK Plant and Soil Science Department.