Elizabeth Spayd

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Weld County 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Elizabeth is the daughter of Kimberly Spayd of Hudson. She is a 12-year member of Wagoneers 4-H Club and is involved in scrapbooking. Some of the other projects she did were market swine, artistic clothing, cake decorating and sportfishing. She is a Senior at Weld Central High School and is involved in FFA, student council, volleyball, NHS, and the Link Crew. She held offices as the FFA chapter executive committee, sentinel, vice-president, district secretary and executive vice-president. For Student Council, she was sophomore vice president, junior president, and executive vice-president.

She is planning to attend Aims Community College to pursue a career as a specialized oncologist. Since 7th grade, she has been interested in the medical field bouncing around decisions on what to pursue, but now her heart is in oncology. The reason for this was due to her father battling cancer. Unfortunately, he lost the battle and that is when she decided that was the field she wanted to go into. It would give her the opportunity to help people that are stuck in a bad situation. One personal goal of hers is to earn her Associates of Applied Science in nursing with a focus on biology and receive licensing to become a registered nurse by the end of the 2023 school year. Elizabeth has taken concurrent enrollment classes while in high school that has helped her finish a few of her general education credits and work towards her goal.

<p">Elizabeth’s cousin convinced her to come to a 4-H meeting as a Cloverbud. She would have never imagined that it would be a program that left such a lasting impact on her life. In the 12 years that she spent in 4-H, she has gained countless leadership skills, learned new citizenship skills and has experienced a large amount of personal growth, along with those, 4-H has allowed her to make an impact on both members around her and the surrounding community. She was a shy little girl who only talked to people she knew. The 4-H program transformed her. The 4-H program has had a large impact on Elizabeth's life over the past 12 years. Given the chance to go back in time, she would have wanted to join the program much sooner. She has experienced expanded leadership skills, stronger citizenship, and large amounts of personal growth due to 4-H

Elizabeth is the recipient of the Weld County 4-H Foundation Scholarship.