CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 CVCWA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

HIGH SCHOOL

Danielle Hatfield

Abigail Kelley

Lillian Kier

Jacqueline Montes

Sarah Williams

Sydney Wyman

COLLEGE

Sharon Bell

Bianey Medina-Garcia

Jennifer Valdez-Herrera

Mario Lemus

Lindsey Swall

Alejandra Valdez

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Danielle Hatfield grew up in Coarsegold California. She is currently a senior at Yosemite High School. During her time in high school, she raised various species of livestock for county fairs such as hogs, goats and a dairy heifer. She also participated in ag sales and veterinary science competitions and was an FFA officer for two years. Currently she has two registered and three commercial boer goats. This fall, she plans on attending California State University, Fresno to major in Animal Science. Her future career goal is to become a large animal veterinarian. 

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Sharon Bell is a junior at California State University, Fresno studying Plant Science. Growing up in Yuba City, a small farming community in Northern California, she often went to work with her dad who is a chemical manufactures sales rep when he called on local growers and PCAs. This sparked her interest and passion for the field of agriculture and farming in California at a young age. She was also involved in 4-H and other local community service projects. Working the last two summers as a field scout for Wilbur Ellis confirmed her love for the industry and the people in it. Sharon is grateful for the support from Central Valley CWA as she pursues her degree, and she looks forward to getting more involved in the agricultural community in Fresno.

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Bianey Medina is currently a senior at California State University, Fresno studying Plant Science. Growing up in the Salinas Valley working in the fields with her parents picking strawberries is what  sparked her interest in pursuing a degree in agriculture. After graduating she plans to obtain her PCA and CCA license. One of her dreams is to become a strawberry farmer by combining her education with her parents' experience. Being part of the California Women for Agriculture Central Valley Chapter has kept her involved and able to network with other professional women who are involved in other aspects of agriculture.

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Lindsey Swall is a Sophomore and Agriculture Communications major at Fresno State.  She grew up on her family’s walnut farm in Tulare, CA and is excited about pursuing a career in agriculture. She began her studies at Fresno State in 2018, and following her Freshman year she took a gap year from college. During this time she served the California FFA Association as the 2019-2020 State Secretary. She traveled throughout California, learning about the diversity of California agriculture. Her teammates and she also taught high school students the importance of leadership and agriculture. After returning to school and finishing her second year of college virtually, she is looking forward to in person learning and furthering her involvement with the Agriculture Ambassadors Club, Fresno State Honors College and Delta Omega chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

Lindsey Swall

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Breanne Williams

The first time Sarah Breanne Williams zipped up her blue FFA jacket at Liberty High School in the Madera Ranchos, she had no idea the influence it would have on her life or the path it would lead her. It led her to her true career passion, agriculture. Currently a high school senior in the Fall, 2021, she will attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) beginning a double Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business and International Trade and Development. Her future goal is to become an Agricultural Policy Lobbyist for the USDA, working to make sure government officials hear and understand the position of the agricultural industry. Sarah has been active in FFA serving as her chapter’s Vice President and President, shown award winning hogs at local fairs, received her California FFA State Degree, entered FFA Officer Opening/Closing Area Competitions, FFA Job Interview Area Competition, FFA Citrus Judging Team, FFA State Convention Chapter Delegate, and San Joaquin FFA Spring Regional Meeting Delegate, Sarah is truly thankful for the scholarship support of the Central Valley CWA.