Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference Awards $12,000 in Scholarships

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – The focus was on youth this weekend at the WORLD TRADE CENTER Saskatoon at Prairieland Park with the annual Prairieland Park Youth Leadership Conference with 46 applicants, aged 14 – 21.

The theme for the 2020 conference was Pathways to Success.  The weekend activities began on Saturday with a presentation by Dr. Grant Wood, of the University of Saskatchewan, entitled Pathways to Success; Urban Agriculture. The participants were given an assignment and presented their completed projects Sunday morning.

Saturday evening’s panel featured Morgan Cote, Curtis Gulka and Wendy Bulloch, who spoke to the participants about their specific paths to success. We were pleased to have His Honour the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Russ Mirasty, as our guest speaker on Sunday prior to the scholarship presentation.

Four judges were challenged to mark the participant’s assignments and activities by observing them in a team situation as they worked.

First place and a $4,500 scholarship, was presented to Isobel Kinash of the Wishart Multiple 4-H Club.

Second place and a $3,000 scholarship was presented to Kadence Johnson from Blumenthal, a member of the Herds of Thunder Light Horse 4-H Club.

Third place and a $2,500 scholarship was presented to Dylan Watt from the Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club.

Fourth and fifth place scholarships of $1,000 each went to Tiara Thiessen from the Kerrobert Multiple 4-H Club and Katie Wright from the Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club.

Prairieland Park is pleased to continue to support youth in agriculture along with sponsors: Bayer, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, The Western Producer, Affinity Credit Union, CJWW, and Saskatoon Co-op.

For more information please contact:

Lori Cates
Agriculture Manager

C   306-280-9560 or T   306.683.8813
E   lcates@saskatoonex.com

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