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15 Youth Leaders from Across Canada Awarded 2022 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships

Ottawa, ON, Aug. 23, 2022 – 4-H Canada is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship.

Due to the generosity of John Deere Canada, a total of 15 4-H members from coast-to-coast will receive $1,000 toward their post-secondary education in a degree, certificate, or trade-based program for the upcoming academic year.

“Here at John Deere Canada, we are very excited to partner with 4-H Canada to provide scholarships to 15 exceptional individuals to help pursue their post-secondary education,” said Tara-Lee LaRose, Marketing and Promotions Advisor for John Deere Canada ULC. “The 15 recipients for this award proved through their applications that they were ambitious, resilient, and the future leaders in our local communities. We could not be more excited to help with some of their education costs for the fall.  Congratulations to all the 2022 recipients and good luck in the upcoming school year!”

4-H Canada and John Deere Canada have a long history together, with the shared goal of providing youth with the support and foundation to cultivate a passion for life-long learning. Our partnership continues to focus on empowering youth to be responsible, caring, and contributing leaders who affect positive change in their communities, country, and the world.

“4-H Canada is proud to partner with John Deere Canada to help youth pursue their passion and achieve their goals,” said Shannon Benner, Chief Executive Officer of 4-H Canada. “Congratulations to the 2022 recipients. We wish them all the best on their educational and career paths, and know that their time in 4-H has provided them with the leadership skills, confidence, and resiliency to achieve their goals.”

The 2022 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Name Hometown Province   Program of Study Institution
Lauren Boonstoppel  Dumfries NB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Animal Science  Dalhousie University 
Brooklyn Brake-Payne  Cox’s Cove NL Bachelor of Science   Memorial University 
Kayla Emmerton  Bolton ON Bachelor of Education   Queen’s University 
Joyce Lyn Fox   Canfield ON

Bachelor of Commerce  

Queen’s University 
Paige Frost   Cleveland QC

Bachelor of Education 

Bishop’s University 
Shelby Gilborn  Duchess AB Bachelor of Arts  University of British Columbia 
Olivia Graves Lacombe AB Bachelor of Biological Sciences  Red Deer Polytechnic 
Brianna Hiltz  Berwick North NS Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Pre-Vet  Dalhousie University  
Kadence Johnson Hague SK

Bachelor of Science 

University of Saskatchewan 
Claire Keough  Borden-Carleton PEI Diploma, Kinesiology   Holland College
V Parkinson  Kelowna BC Bachelor of Arts University of British Columbia 
Jordynn Rogers  Drayton Valley AB Bachelor of Design  MacEwan University 
Emily Sebastian  Montmartre SK Bachelor of Science, Agriculture  University of Saskatchewan 
Victoria Walker  Oakbank MB Bachelor of Environmental Studies  University of Manitoba 
Ashlyn Whetter  Brandon MB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, Agronomy   University of Manitoba 

For more information on the John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship, visit 4-h-canada.ca/scholarships.

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About 4-H Canada

For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has close to 23,500 members and more than 8,500 volunteer leaders. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit 4-h-canada.ca and follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

About John Deere Canada

Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.ca) is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

For more information, media may contact:

Lori Barron
Communications Manager
4-H Canada
lbarron@4-h-canada.ca

Tara-Lee LaRose
Marketing and Promotions Advisor
John Deere Canada ULC

LaRoseTara-Lee@JohnDeere.com