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For Immediate Release: November 4, 2010
Contact: Lynne Richmond
(609) 633-2954

(TRENTON) – New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award. 

One person will be selected for the $500 scholarship, sponsored by Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year who wants to give back to the community.

Contestants must be a current, active member of an organization either on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and/or represented at the Youth Reception portion of the annual New Jersey State Agricultural Convention.  Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and a participant of the State Agricultural Convention may nominate a maximum of two contestants.

Each contestant must submit a resume and an essay on the topic, “How has your involvement within your respective nominating organization helped to shape your future career choice?”  The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2010.

If chosen as the winner, the contestant must be present to accept the scholarship check at the 54th Annual New Jersey Bred Equine Breeders Award Dinner being held 1 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Charley’s Other Brother in Eastampton, where that person will read the winning essay to the attendees.

Resumes and essays may be mailed to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, attn: Lynn Mathews, PO Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625.  For more information or questions, contact Debra Moscatiello at (609) 984-4389 or