Amelia Hatch

Amelia Hatch

Harriet Leafgren Memorial Scholarship

Amelia is the daughter of Brianna and Elijah Hatch of Kersey. She is a 13-year member of Platte River Ag 4-H and is involved in the horse project. She is a Senior at Platte Valley High School and is involved in the volleyball club, and currently plays middle blocker for X-Treme. She is also involved in softball, FFA, NHS and the American Quarter Horse Association. She has held offices such as FFA Chapter Secretary, District 17 FFA President, Platte River 4-H Vice-President and NHS Treasurer.

Amelia is planning to attend Laramie County Community College studying neonatal nursing. She realized her interest in the medical field when she went to a meat quality assurance night and played with the vaccination station. After some research, she realized she wanted to become a nurse. Not just any nurse, but a neonatal nurse. It meant that she would help doctors treat newborn babies that were born or developed health issues. Once graduating from LCCC, Amelia will continue her education at Regis University or online program where she will specialize in neonatal nursing.

Amelia’s journey in 4-H began with Cloverbuds. She participated in a shadowbox project encasing her success as a peewee rodeo champion. That was when the desire to proceed in the organization began. Over the years, she dabbled in other projects such as cake decorating, model rocketry and market swine. Recently she found that she wanted to focus her energy on her horse project and gave it her all. Through her expansion of her project, she also involved herself in many 4-H sanctioned activities and opportunities. 4-H is so much more than project club. It teaches members the importance of having good citizenship, the true meaning of being a leader, and how to grow and expand as an individual.

Amelia is the recipient of the Harriet Leafgren Memorial Scholarship.