Ben Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Amanda Terrell is the daughter of Sherry and Dustin Terrell of LaSalle. She is a Freshman at Northeastern Jr. College pursuing a degree in Agriculture Communications and competing on the rodeo team. Amanda is a member of the Northeastern Jr College Rodeo Team, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, NJC President’s Honor Roll, Colorado State High School Rodeo Association, Colorado Rodeo Team, NECO Rodeo Team, FFA, FBLA and the National Honor Society. She has held office as FFA Sentinel, FFA Secretary and NECO Rodeo Club President. This past Summer, she had an internship opportunity where she was able to work for the Team Roping Journal and the Breakaway Roping Journal Magazines.
She was able to listen in on interviews, sort photos, go to the clinics and by the end even able to conduct interviews, and write her own articles. Amanda hopes to pursue a career in the western/rodeo/agricultural industry. She would love to continue working with media, just under a different medium.
Growing up, Amanda was an extremely shy person. She followed in her sister’s footsteps and joined 4-H at the age of 8. 4-H instilled many life skills and a confidence in her that she will use for the rest of her life. When she began her journey, she started out in the horse project. She grew up around agriculture and rodeo, so she was a little out of her element when she tried to show horses the first year. She has always been thankful for all the many people that helped her along her journey and very thankful that now she can give back to others, and be a role model and mentor other kids. 4-H has not only given Amanda a great foundation to start on, but it has grown with her over the years. She will forever cherish the wonderful opportunities, experiences, and memories the organization has given her over the past 11 years and the positive impact it’s had on her life.
Amanda is the recipient of the Ben Wilson Memorial Scholarship.