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Mazurek receives scholarship

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Reese Mazurek was one of 70 Texas students to receive a $20,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during the annual 4-H Roundup earlier this month in College Station.

“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is very proud to award these 70 4-H students with scholarships that will help them take the next step in furthering their education,” said Rodeo President and CEO Chris Boleman.

“The Rodeo and the Texas 4-H program work handin-hand in promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth and education, and it’s thanks to our generous donors that we can continue to give back to these deserving students,” said Boleman.

These 4-H scholars represent 53 different counties across the state and will attend 18 different colleges and universities in Texas.

The top four schools these students will be attending are Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Tarleton State University and West Texas A&M University.

These students have chosen 35 different fields of study, with the top five chosen majors being animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural business, agricultural communications and mechanical engineering.

Recipients were selected by 4-H officials based on the students’ involvement with the program, academic achievements and financial need.