Abby Fetzer

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Weld County 4-H Foundation Scholarship
and the Weld County 4-H Leader's Council
(High School) Scholarship

Abby is the daughter of Matt and Amy Fetzer of Ault, CO. She is a 9-year member of the Galeton 4-H Club and is currently involved in market/breeding goats, clothing construction, buymanship and shooting sports. She also participated in decorate your duds. Abby is a Senior at Eaton High School and is in FCCLA (Family, Community and Career Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Eaton High School Football Manager, and the National Training Center Shooting Club.

She is planning to attend the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and studying to become a certified prosthetist and orthotist.  When looking into her future, she has always known that she wanted to be a part of the medical field. She wants to work with people to teach them more about their bodies and how to take care of them. Abby decided that she wanted to be a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist after she went on a job shadow with Jason Bradshaw. Jason owns his own clinic

where he works as a CPO and designs and produces custom wheelchairs. When she was on the job shadow, it opened her eyes to a whole new world that she immediately fell in love with. Hearing the patient’s stories and the way that Jason helped them quickly became something that she knew she wanted to do. Becoming a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist would allow her to partner her want to make a positive impact in people’s lives with her eagerness to learn each and every day. After becoming a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, Abby would like to cater her abilities toward veterans and Paralympic athletes. Veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice and have laid their life on the line for citizens such as herself. She has a keenness to serve them and allow them to have a better quality of life. Paralympic athletes defeat all odds when they overcome their disabilities to become some of the best athletes in the world. She is equipped to help them achieve their goals. She plans to first earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Sciences and then continue her education to earn a master’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Abby plans on earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will allow her to continue her shooting career. At the end of 2019, she became heavily involved in shooting sports and still is today. She has competed at the Junior Olympics, the Winter Air Gun National Championships, and many other national competitions. Abby is currently a member of the National Training Center Shooting Club located in Colorado Springs. There, she plans to continue training for the Olympics while attending UCCS. Once becoming a CPO, she will work towards opening her own clinic to serve my community. Once this is completed, Abby will pursue her next goal: offer my services to countries that do not have access to health care. She has gone on two different mission trips with her youth group, and there she experienced the impact of helping others firsthand. She would like to expand this service further into different parts of the world. Through this experience, she will also be able to expand her knowledge of the world and become exposed to the different cultures within these communities.

Abby is the recipient of the Weld County 4-H Foundation Scholarship and the Weld County 4-H Leader’s Council (High School) Scholarship.