WHOA is pleased to announce the first recipients of its Charles B. Howard Memorial Scholarship. Established in honor and longtime WHOA member and educator Charles Howard, the purpose of the scholarship is to provide monetary assistance to young members of the WHOA community enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade schools, and universities. Criteria used to determine recipients includes but is not limited to academic accomplishments, WHOA involvement, and FFA involvement. Applicants are also evaluated based on the quality of the essay they submit as part of the application process. In this initial year for the scholarship, recipients received $1,000 paid directly to their educational institution.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Charles B. Howard Memorial Scholarship:

Jayden Jackson
Wartrace, Tennessee
Graduated from: The Webb School
Attending: Middle Tennessee State University
Majoring in: Biology and Business

Jayden’s career plans include becoming more involved with Autism Speaks and finding new and better
ways to educate the public about autism. She also plans to continue to breed, own, and show Tennessee Walking Horses.

Amanda Newberry
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Graduated from: Oakland High School
Attending: Motlow State Community College
Majoring in: Business, minor in Plant Science

Amanda’s career plans center on owning her own business. Her passions include wedding/lifestyle photography and landscape design and she can see herself succeeding on either business path. 

Faith Piraro
Hebron, Kentucky
Graduated from: Conner High School
Attending: Northern Kentucky University
Majoring in: Biology with a Pre-Vet Plan

Faith’s career plan is to become a large animal veterinarian and, eventually, an equine surgeon.