Josh Jarman Memorial Scholarship
Jamie Bond is the daughter of Don and Lynn Bond of Kersey, CO. She is a 9-year member of Box Elder Ag 4-H Club and is involved in market swine, turkeys, and chickens. She is a Senior at Platte Valley High School and is in Student Council, National Honor Society, Senior Class Officer, FFA, softball and, track and field. She was also Senior Class Treasurer.
Jamie is planning to attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology studying to be a chemical engineer, hoping to make a more sustainable way of drilling for oil and gas. She plans to enter chemical engineering because she wants to make a less invasive and more environmentally friendly method of fracking oil and gas. The oil and gas industry employs roughly 30,00 people and if that industry gets shut down, they all lose their jobs. She hopes she can make a way for those people to retain their positions and possibly open up some new opportunities. The oil and gas industry has dropped 40% in the last year and will only continue to do so if a more sustainable way of fracking is not found. Jamie has grown up surrounded by the oil and gas industry as many of her classmates have family working in that field and it would be disastrous if they lost work. She simply wants to make the world a better place to live in and make it easier to find work.
Jamie was born on a pig farm and grew up around agriculture. She joined 4-H when she was 8 and has shown pigs ever since. 3 years into my 4-H career she began showing turkeys at the county fair and 3 years ago began showing turkeys and chickens at the state fair. She won Grand Champion Market Turkey at the 2019 county fair and won Grand Champion Market pen of Chickens and Reserve Champion Market Turkey at the 2021 Colorado State Fair. Jamie was the Box Elder 4-H club treasurer for 4 years and learned how to balance a checkbook and keep records of finance. Her 4-H club runs a food booth at the Colorado Farm Show, and it has helped many of the members gain leadership skills and learn how to talk to new people. She learned throughout her 4-H career how to effectively communicate with others and public speaking skills.
Jamie is the recipient of the Josh Jarman Memorial Scholarship.