Madison Margaret DeWinne a graduating senior from Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Helotes has been awarded a four year $6,000.00 Youth Livestock Scholarship sponsored by the State Fair of Texas. The $1,500.00 a year scholarship is renewable by maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
Since 1992, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to academically talented students who graduate from high schools in the Dallas State Fair Park area. In 1993, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program expanded its youth support by awarding scholarships to academically talented students who participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows. The 2015 – 2016 Youth Livestock Show will be held this fall during the 129th State Fair of Texas, September 25 to October 18, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
The State Fair of Texas is awarding 350 scholarships for the 2015 – 2016 school year. This includes 95 new and 132 renewed Youth Livestock Scholarships and 55 new and 68 renewed recently renamed Pete Schenkel Scholarships (for students from the Fair Park area high schools).
Miss DeWinne participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Show in 2006 and 2014 in the Youth Market Barrow Shows. In high school she has been an active member of FFA, 4-H Club, National Honor Society, and was varsity athletic trainer for football, baseball, and soccer. She has held numerous offices in those clubs and received many awards and honors during her high school career and has been active in community service.
Miss DeWinne plans to attend Texas A&M College Station and major in ag leadership. She is the daughter of Ernie and Debbie DeWinne of Helotes.