The Bob Shanks Award was established to recognize an outstanding youth and encourage them to continue their education with the hopes that they may also return to the county and contribute to its growth and development.
Applicants must be a high school graduate current year and or college student between the ages of 16 and 20 as of Highland County Fair.
Many of you remember that Bob Shanks was the longtime Highland County Farm Bureau organization director where he served for more than 35 years. He dedicated his career to the leadership development of our county youth.
This year’s recipient of the Bob Shanks Award is Atlee Carr. He is the son of James and Kimberly Carr.
Atlee is a member of Mowrystown FFA, and a former Junior Fairboard and 4-H member. He has held several leadership positions with school, FFA and church.
“Working with youth and classmates in 4-H and FFA has allowed me to be an example and a leader,” Atlee said. “In the future I will be able to apply these skill I leaned to my life.”
Atlee is currently attending Ohio Northern University majoring pharmacy.
Submitted by Kathy Bruynis, Extension area leader, Extension educator, 4-H youth development, OSU Extension.