Everyone attending the Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) cattle sale at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction Wednesday witnessed the presentation of six college scholarships awarded to students majoring in agriculture.
NETBIO CEO Dwyatt Bell presented the scholarships and introduced the recipients to the livestock sale audience.
Receiving the J.D. Norris scholarship was Hannah Wilson of Bagwell, a student in the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicinewhere she is seeking adoctorate degreein veterinary medicine.
Also receiving NETBIO scholarships wereSydnie Borders of Kilgore, a senior animal science and production major; Brynden Andrews of Como, an animal science major at Texas A&M University-Commerce; Carson Hicks of Sulphur Springs who is a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce seeking a master’s degree in agricultural science; Kelley Smith of Wylie, an agribusiness major at A&M University-Commerce, and Ann-Marie Robinson of Seagoville, a senior animal science major at Texas A&M-Commerce
NETBIO awards these scholarships each year to young students from the Northeast Texas area that are interested in completing their degrees and returning to the area to practice their agriculture-related trades.
“We are proud of our young people and glad that through these scholarships, NETBIO can help them attain their dream,” said Bell.
NETBIO was organized in 1998 to promote pre-conditioned stocker and feeder calf production and to hold sales offering producers the opportunity to sell their cattle in truckload lots. Eight sales are held each year in Sulphur Springs.
To receive a brochure and additional information about the organization and upcoming sales, call 903-885-2455.