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Slagle Honored With Scholarship



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Love of walking horses pays off with scholarship

PUTNAM COUNTY — Walking horses have always been a focus for Cookeville High School graduate Cassi Slagle.

Now that focus has paid off in the form of an Upper Cumberland Walking Horse Association scholarship.
“She has shown walking horses since she was 8 years old,” noted Lesa Davidson of UCWHA. “Her very first was the Putnam County Fair show.”

Slagle ranked in the top 10 percent of her class of 580 students, graduating with honors, and will be a sophomore at Tennessee Tech University this fall.

“She has been a member of the UCWHA since 2007 and actively involved in our club, always willing to help out,” Davidson said. “She has received numerous awards from our club as well as the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association, WHOA and the Walking Horse Report.”

UCWHA assisted the Putnam County Agriculture and Industrial Fair with the production of the 89th Open Walking Horse Show on July 18 at the fairgrounds main arena.

In connection with the event, UCWHA held a silent auction to raise funds for higher education scholarships, sponsorships for youth projects and donations to various other programs that promote youth and the Tennessee Walking Horse.

“Congratulations to Cassi Slagle for her achievements,” Davidson added. “We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

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