SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: The Anderson County Corn Festival, Inc. is a 501 (c) (4) non-profit organization that encourages community involvement, specifically by area youth. A minimum of one (1) annual scholarship in the amount of $250 or more has been established by ACCF to be awarded to one recipient who is currently enrolled in high school or higher education and they must be or have been an active Anderson County Corn Festival volunteer. Annual Deadline: Application must be received BY April 15th.
Garnett, KS: Trevor McDaniel, Westphalia, is the 2017 recipient of the Anderson County Corn Festival (aka, Cornstock) Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually by the 501(c)(4) non-profit to an individual residing within the local area who is currently enrolled in high school and has actively been involved with the Anderson County Corn Festival.
The Anderson County Corn Festival encourages community involvement, specifically area youth. One of the primary objectives of the ACCF is to educate, train and mentor individuals in the operation, management and leadership of a festival and/or special events for fund-raising purposes for community, civic, church and non-for-profit organizations.
Trevor McDaniel is the son of Dena McDaniel and Thane McDaniel. He is a graduate of Anderson County High School and plans to pursue his field of study in Forensic Science and Medicine (MD). He will be attending Washburn University in Topeka this fall.
McDaniel's list of honors include Bulldog of the Week, Language Arts Academic Award, Athlete of the Week, Student of the Week, Principal's Honor Roll, Senior Male Academic Athlete-Fall Sports, and Kansas Scholars Curriculum Completer. He has been a valuable volunteer during Cornstock as a gate worker, and has helped with many other community charitable events, such as assisting with the VFW Breakfasts, trick or canning for the local food pantry, volunteering at the Chamber Players Community Theatre, helping with vacation Bible school, decorating nursing home doors and assisting with the Easter egg hunt at Little People's Learning Center.
"Volunteering and giving back to the community is a great start for many high school students. I was honored to start in the 8th grade with volunteering at Cornstock. For these past five years that I have volunteered for Cornstock, I have enjoyed every minute of my time there. I have always worked the gates from start to finish. Giving back to the community is important to me, because this community has treated my family and I well. ... I feel if you live in a community you should give back to it with some of your time. It does not require any skill at all to dedicate your time to the community on the weekend or during the week. Garnett gives many chances to be involved. As I have grown up in Anderson County, being an influential figure to younger children is something I have always worked for. I was given a great opportunity in volunteering at Cornstock and I would not change anything to do anything different. I have enjoyed every minute I have spent volunteering at Cornstock," said Trevor McDaniel.
Congratulations and best wishes to Trevor, the 2017 recipient of the Anderson County Corn Festival Scholarship Award. Individuals interested in applying for the 2018 scholarship are encouraged to find the scholarship application and guidelines online at www.cornstock.net or contact the high school guidance office.
Trevor McDaniel Accepts Scholarship for 2017 ACCF Chairman Gina Witherspoon.
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