Dorothy Martin Zabka Memorial
Rachael is the daughter of Josh and Dianna White of Keenesburg, CO. She is a 9-year member of Prospectors 4-H Club and is involved in Market Swine. She is a Senior at Wiggins High School and participated in CCGS volleyball, LPAA all conference 1st team and 2021 Fall season state semi-finalists.
She is planning to attend Western Texas College in Snyder, TX studying to obtain a degree in Ag Business and Communications. She would also like to be in the marketing industry as it officers a variety of career fields that she could be interested in. Rachel is also attending Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, in the Fall on a volleyball scholarship. She’s played sports her whole life and been heavily involved in agriculture as well. Ever since she was a little girl, she has been taught what it means to have true hard work and dedication. She has carried these traits with her along the way as she has grown into a young woman.
The decision she made in a career path is to study Agricultural Business Communications, and Marketing. Rachael chose this path because she’s very involved in Agriculture and is good with people. Her dream job is to help ranchers, farmers, and other Ag influences to promote their business and stand out from other brands and companies. She wants to be a marketing coordinator that will make a difference on the Ag Industry. The memories and more importantly the lessons Rachael has learned in 4-H will benefit her in the future. She learned what hard work truly means and how to be dedicated to her goals. The work you choose to put into something will affect how the results turn out. You will only be satisfied with how performed or how you did based on how much work you are willing to give in to your project. Over the years she has learned how to properly take care of, feed, and show market swine. She also learned people skills by being able to talk with adults and consult about livestock. Rachel has obtained skills that include, dedication, determination, grit, hard work, confidence, etc. These will be skills that she carries on into her future career paths and life. Some accomplishments that she has are winning 8 belt buckles for Reserve Grand Champion and Grand Champion Showman over the course of 8 years showing at Weld County Fair as well as SEWC Fair and Rodeo. She also won Grand Champion Market Swine in 2018 at my hometown fair. She won Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine this past year in 2021 at her hometown fair as well. These awards that she received only taught her that hard work truly does pay off and she will forever be thankful for the opportunities that she has been given through the 4-H world.
Rachael is the recipient of the Dorothy Martin Zabka Memorial Scholarship.