Shelby Tveten

Shelby Tveten

Josh Jarman Memorial Scholarship

Shelby is the daughter of Linda and Owen Tveten of Johnstown. She was a 10-year member of Calico ’n Jeans 4-H Club and was involved in beekeeping, leathercraft, visual arts, clothing construction and heritage arts.  She is a college freshman studying to be a neurosurgeon or ranch manager.  The medical field and agriculture fuel her passion. Both have always been prominent within her life
throughout her activities.  Her interest in agriculture has ignited the desire to restore the family cattle business with her father.  In addition, she is pursuing a career in medicine in the neurosciences as a surgeon.  She has always loved learning about the human body, how it works and the advancements in technology are better able to help people.  Shelby intends to double major in both Ag business and neuroscience at CSU.  Ag has always been a major part of her life especially as a little girl.

Shelby has been involved with the Calico ‘n Jeans club for 10 years. Throughout this time, she has participated in a wide variety of projects, held many offices and have taken advantage of the many
opportunities this organization holds. 4-H has become more than just an extracurricular activity;  It is a lifestyle which made her into the person she is today.   On many occasions, she was asked to describe 4-H. Each time she does she states that is the backbone of her existence. The program has given her opportunities to learn valuable lifelong skills as well as gaining another family. 4-H is not just an agricultural organization, it teaches member how to lead and manage time, organize not only thought but plans, how to find something one is passionate about, as well as teaching qualities needed to efficiently care for an animal, then how to deal with the loss once the animals are sold to the market, and come back for more the next year.  It is inevitable to learn communication skills, how to work with others,
perform public speaking and become confident in ones’ self.  Shelby has loved every minute of her career in 4-H and truly believes that this is one of the most beneficial programs anyone could ever become involved in.

Shelby is the recipient of the Josh Jarman Memorial Scholarship.