Niobrara County students awarded 4-H Scholarships


LARAMIE – The Wyoming 4-H Foundation has published their list of scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year and two Niobrara County graduates were on the list of those receiving awards

Kaden Gaukel was awarded the Underwood Scholarship. Kaden is the son of Kevin and Julie Gaukel. He will be a sophomore at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, WY. He is majoring in Livestock Production and obtaining his welding certificate.

Lexie Dockery was awarded the Ella E Schloredt continuing scholarship. Lexie is the daughter of Matt and Tandy Dockery of Lusk, Wyoming. Lexie plans to graduate in May 2020 from the University of Wyoming with dual bachelor’s degrees in AgBusiness and Finance with a minor in Farm and Ranch Management, with the intention of pursuing a career in Agricultural Lending after graduation.

Lexie is currently a member of the University of Wyoming Collegiate Cattle Association where she just finished a term as Treasurer. This has been one of the most rewarding organizations that she has been in as she had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana and represent the College of Agriculture at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual conference. She is also an active member of the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Student Ambassadors where she has traveled across Wyoming promoting the college and agriculture. This organization is hand selected based on scholarship, involvement and leadership. She is the Vice President of the University of Wyoming Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow which is a newly establish recognized student organization on campus. One of Lexie’s highest honors at the collegiate level is her recent induction into the University of Wyoming Mortar Board which is in an honor society that is based off of scholarship, leadership and service.

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