Ms. Taylor Klatte was awarded the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association 2019 4-H Scholarship for Washington County, Texas on August 2, 2019. Ms. Klatte’s class rank was 36 out of 359 graduating seniors from Brenham High School. She plans to attend Texas A&M University to study Political Science with a minor in Animal Science then go to law school to study Agricultural Law. She stated:
Ag-law has become a passion of mine this past year when I completed
the Advocacy Academy through the Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador
program. I realized how much representation the agricultural community needs, especially everyday farmers and ranchers who need a positive
voice. I want to become that positive voice to help the agricultural
community in the future . . . I attribute the development of my leadership
skills to my involvement in 4-H. This transformed me from a girl in the
back of the room to a confident young woman who is not afraid to lead a meeting, voice her opinion, or work with others to achieve a common goal.
Allen Prescott and Christy Schweikhardt of the Washington County branch of the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association presented the $1000 scholarship certificate to Ms. Klatte at the 2019 Washington County 4-H Family Night & Awards Banquet in Brenham, Texas. Mr. Prescott told that banquet crowd of 4-H participants, their families, Washington County government officials and others how difficult it was for the scholarship committee to narrow the list of six candidates down to just one. Mr. Prescott said “all six deserve a scholarshp but we just have one available to award.” Ms. Schweikahrdt later said:
All six candidates are impressive young men and women who possess
the skills and building-blocks to grow into our leaders of tomorrow.
The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association is proud that our volunteer organization can support the Washington County 4-H program with this scholarship.
Ms. Klatte certainly is no longer the girl in the back of the room. Expect to see her standing confidently in the front, and in charge, as a future leader in our community and beyond.