The Canadian Shorthorn Association is pleased to announce that Brooke Van De Voorde of Meeting Creek, Alta., and Jessica Davey of Saskatoon, Sask., are the recipients of the 2020 Canadian Shorthorn Association Ian McRae Memorial Scholarship.
Van De Voorde is currently attending Grade 12 classes in Bashaw, Alta., and plans to enrol at Lakeland College in Vermilion in the animal science technology program. Van De Voorde is part of Peterson Family Farms, where she owns her own purebred and commercial cattle. She has been a junior Shorthorn member for 13 years and has served on both the Alberta and Canadian Junior Shorthorn Association boards, along with being a 4-H member. Her long-term plan is to work for a feed company and eventually build her own business, as well as maintain and expand her cattle herd.
Jessica Davey is currently attending Grade 12 classes in Delisle, Sask., and has been accepted to the University of Saskatchewan in the College of Agriculture and Bio-Resources in the fall. Davey is part of Rivendale Cattle Company, where she owns her own purebred and commercial cattle. She is a new member of the Junior Shorthorn Association and was very pleased to take part in the CJSA Virtual Show last August. Her long-term plan is to work in the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture as well as maintain and expand her cattle herd. She is an avid photographer and also hopes to grow her business as a lifestyle and livestock photographer.
Two scholarships are available each year, in the amounts of $1,000 and $500, with a November 1 deadline.