Ms. Haley Guerrero was awarded the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association 2019 4-H Scholarship for Austin County, Texas on August 17, 2019. Ms. Guerrero graduated with a class rank in the top half from Bellville High School. She plans to attend Blinn College and then transfer to Sam Houston State University to study Agriculture Business. She stated:
“I am looking forward to earning a degree in Ag Business and obtain a career in an agriculture-based company. I have not decided on any particular field or career at the moment however I am looking forward to giving back my community giving back to the programs that have supported me over the years. A friend used to say if you enjoy what you do you will never work a day in your life, this would be the best career.”
Ms. Guerrero says her mother instilled in her how important it is to receive a degree. She learned first-hand how hard it was for her mother to raise two kids while working full time, maintaining extra jobs and going to school. Ms. Guerrero overcame personal challenges and used techniques and study habits to excel in Advance Placement classes and dual credit classes.
Pete Berckenhoff of the Austin County branch of the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association presented the $1000 scholarship certificate to Ms. Guerrero.