Paul and Jean Hoshiko Memorial Family Scholarship
Kaitlyn is the daughter of Kristine and Justin Reifschneider of Windsor. She is an 8-year member of the Severance 4-H Club and is involved Shooting Sports. She was also involved in baking 101, rabbit, scrapbooking, baking 301 and photography. She is a Senior at Windsor High School and is a member of the Key Club and Knowledge Bowl.
Kaitlyn plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her career goal is to be in chemical engineering to have a challenging and thriving future. Her passions involve math and science, and they are her strongest subjects in school. Kaitlyn’s college choice offers her many research and interning opportunities that she intends to take full advantage of.
Kaitlyn began 4-H in 2012 in Douglas County where she lived until 2014. Shooting Sports has been the most influential project in her 4-H career. In 2018 she applied to be a Colorado State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador and received a position on the team.
That group has helped her come out of her shell helping her to become more outspoken and braver. She owes it to them for helping her become more involved, and confident in her leadership and public speaking skills. Another aspect was her knowledge of the 4-H program and citizenship skills. She also owes that knowledge of skills to her involvement in the CWF program. She unfortunately was not able to attend the trip due to the pandemic which cancelled the trip.
As a Colorado State 4-H shooting sports ambassador, she helped lead events and workshops at LDC. As club president for two years, she assisted her fellow 4-H’ers in their public speaking and general people skills. She was also the secretary for the Weld County Shooting Sports last year. 4-H has helped Kaitlyn become a better person, teaching her what it means “to make the best better.”
Kaitlyn is the recipient of the Paul and Jean Hoshiko Family Memorial 4-H Scholarship.