8 scholarships awarded to Fulton County students


The Fulton County Fair Foundation has awarded $7,500 to graduating seniors active in the county, district and state fairs and have met the guidelines for the fair scholarship program. The foundation awarded seven $1,000 scholarships, and a $500 scholarship from Arkansas State University-Mountain Home was awarded to the 2018 Fulton County Fair Queen.

The recipients of the $1,000 scholarships were Lynnsey Foster, Dalton Roork, Breanna Walker, Suzanne Harber, Kyla Knight, Madeline Newman and Grace Phillips.

Foster, Roork and Walker are all graduates of Viola High School.



Photo: Lynnsey Foster

Foster has exhibited in the Fulton County Fair for the past 13 years and in the North Central Arkansas District Fair and the Arkansas State Fair. She is a Fulton County Fair ambassador and serves as a junior superintendent in the food preservation department. Foster assists with veterans and senior days, is a group leader for kids day each year at the Fulton County Fair and volunteers with off-season fair events throughout the year. She is a member of the Viola Longhorns 4-H Club and represents 4-H on the extension council helping plan programs for youth in Fulton County. Foster will attend ASU-Mountain Home.



Photo: Dalton Roork

Roork has exhibited in the Fulton County Fair for the past 14 years and started showing cattle when he was 4 years old. He has exhibited hogs and rabbits and crafts in the creative arts department. He has served as a junior fair ambassador for the past four years and helps at the Fulton County Fair. Roork is always willing to do anything he is asked to do, whether it is grounds cleanup, hauling senior citizens and veterans from parking areas to their events, or helping run the fair truck pulling competition. He is active in his community, too, and donates many hours to the Salem Volunteer Fire Department fundraising event each fall. Roork will attend Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri, and major in diesel mechanics.



Photo: Breanna Walker

Walker has exhibited in the Fulton County Fair for the past nine years and at the North Central Arkansas District Fair and the Arkansas State Fair. She has been a Fulton County Fair ambassador for the past five years and serves as one of the junior superintendents in the creative arts department. Walker also has taken a leadership role in the rabbit department, helping care for the rabbits and assisting the superintendents and judge. In addition to creative arts and rabbits, she has shown goats and sheep and competed in the fair horse show. She was also crowned Fulton County Fair Young Miss in 2011. Walker will attend Williams Baptist College.

The remaining four $1,000 scholarship winners, Harber, Knight, Newman and Phillips, graduated from Salem High School.



Photo: Suzanne Harber

Harber has shown livestock at the Fulton County Fair for the past 10 years and has exhibited livestock at the North Central Arkansas District Fair and the Arkansas State Fair for 12 years. She has donated several hours of community service to the Fulton County Fair and is always willing to help the younger exhibitors with their animals. She plans to attend Ozarka College.



Photo: Kyla Knight

Knight is a junior fair ambassador, has exhibited in the poultry department for the past four years and was named the outstanding poultry exhibitor in 2017. She volunteers in the creative arts department and helps with events throughout the fair and during the off-season. She always helping the younger exhibitors with their poultry projects. Knight will attend ASU-Mountain Home.



Photo: Madeline Newman

Newman has exhibited in the Fulton County Fair for the past 13 years and in the North Central Arkansas District Fair and Arkansas State Fair for the past nine years. She has won numerous awards in the creative arts department and in the county and state fair horse shows. Newman won the Fulton County Fair Junior Fair Queen Pageant and was a finalist in the Arkansas State Fair Junior Fair Queen Pageant. She is a junior fair ambassador and serves as junior superintendent in the food preparation department. Newman will attend Lyon College, where she will be a member of the college cheer team.



Photo: Grace Phillips

Phillips is a junior fair exhibitor and has exhibited in the Fulton County Fair for the past 13 years. She serves as a junior superintendent in the food preparation department. She has had numerous exhibits in the creative arts department, has exhibited poultry and is a member of the Fulton County 4-H shooting sports team. Phillips will attend Arkansas Tech University.



Photo: Dagni Hall

Dagni Hall, the reigning Fulton County Fair Queen, was awarded a $500 tuition scholarship from ASU-Mountain Home. ASUMH awards this scholarship annually to the winner of the pageant. Hall has participated in numerous pageants and the Youth Talent Contest and has donated hours of community service to the Fulton County Fair and her community.

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