Columbia, Mo.—Katelyn Galloway, a senior at Brookfield High School, has been selected as one of the 2016 Missouri Pork Association Youth Pork Ambassadors. Her selection was announced during the 2016 Missouri Pork Expo on February 9 in Columbia.
Katelyn is the daughter of Jennifer and Chris Norman of Brookfield. She currently works at First Missouri Bank as a teller, and has worked as a front desk attendant for the North Central YMCA and at Sprague’s Meat Locker in the catering department.
At school, Katelyn is an active member of the Brookfield FFA, SkillsUSA president, Future Business Leaders of America chapter secretary and National Honor Society secretary. She has participated in Drama Club, Student Council, track, basketball, cross country, and the marching, pep, pit, jazz and concert bands.
After graduation, Katelyn will attend North Central Missouri College to receive an associate arts degree, then attend Northwest University to obtain a master’s degree in agriculture education.
Throughout the next year, Katelyn will participate in various events in the pork industry. At the end of the program, she will receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to a technical school, community college or four-year university.
Qualified applicants must be involved in the pork industry or the son/daughter of a parent or guardian involved in the pork industry, and between their senior year of high school and sophomore year of college as of January 1, 2016.
The Missouri Youth Pork Ambassador program combines a scholarship opportunity with the chance to actively participate in Missouri’s pork industry. It provides an opportunity for youth to develop strong relationships with both pork producers and allied industry members, while improving communication and leadership skills.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.
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