Local 4-H member honoured with scholarship from Chrysler Canada
By: Christina Waldner
| Posted: Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 10:38 am
Mackenzie Henn, 18, from Airdrie was presented with a scholarship from Chrysler Canada on July 22, in recognition of her work with 4-H and the company’s 100 years in business in Canada.
Henn, who lives on a farm with her family just west of the city, has participated in 4-H for eight years and said what she likes the best about the organization is the chance to meet a lot of interesting people and the way it’s helped with her public speaking.
“I really enjoy showing cattle as well,” she said. “I really like all of it. It’s a great program.”
Henn had to write an essay to be considered for the scholarship. She chose to write about something she knows well.
“(I wrote about) being part of a community and having support from your family and your community. Working hard and providing food for your community,” she said.
Henn will attend the University of Saskatchewan in September to study Agricultural Business. She said the scholarship would help her pay for books or other school supplies.
Henn’s mother, Stacey, was visibly proud of her eldest daughter, welling up with tears as Henn was presented with the cheque at Airdrie Dodge Jeep on July 22.
Chrysler Canada is giving out 100, $1,000 scholarships across the country to 4-H members as they mark their 100th year in business in Canada.
Dealer Principals of Airdrie Dodge Jeep, Brad Styner and Jolayne Leger, were on hand for the cheque presentation and said they were proud of their company for supporting local 4-H members.
“We think it’s incredible, especially with our location here in Airdrie,” said Styner.
“We’re part of the agricultural community and we think it’s awesome that a manufacturer shows support for such an important part of the Canadian economy and society.”
“It’s nice to see young, ambitious kids being rewarded for the work they do throughout the year,” added Leger.