Washington Farm Bureau would like to congratulate the five students who were selected to receive the 2017 Ray DeVries scholarship. Each year WFB offers up to five (5) $2,000 scholarships as part of the Ray DeVries Memorial Scholarship program.
These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students currently enrolled in agriculture or a related field at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed at least one year of secondary education.
Bailey Peters, hails from Lewis County and is the daughter of Bob and Shawn Peters. Bailey grew up raising and showing registered Herefords across the nation and was very active in 4-H and FFA. She served as the 2013-2014 Washington FFA state president as well as Miss Lewis County 2016. Bailey is a senior at Washington State University Vancouver majoring in human development with a minor in communications. Her career target is to be an advocate for the agricultural industry.
Grace Masterjohn is the daughter of Concetta Scott-Masterjohn from King/Pierce County. Grace grew up raising and showing dairy and meat goats as well as market hogs. Her involvement in 4-H and began when she was seven years old, and she was also involved in FFA, where she competed in public speaking events. Grace is an agricultural science student at Oregon State University and hopes to continue her work in agriculture.
Madisyn Beaudoin grew up in the Clark/Cowlitz area and is the daughter of David and Amy Beaudoin. Madisyn grew up on her family farm and was active in her local Farm Bureau. She is a student at Washington State University and is majoring in field crop management. She hopes to be an agronomist. Along with her career goal, Madisyn hopes to be an advocate for keeping the local farm to table experience alive.
Serena Peterson comes from Yakima County and is the daughter of Steven and Heather Peterson. Serena started her own Boer goat business while she was in third grade, which has now grown to nearly 200 head. She was very active in 4-H and FFA, where she served as the Selah chapter president. Serena is a student at Washington State University, majoring in actuarial science, and hopes to become a certified actuary.
Austin Lenssen grew up in Whatcom County and is the son of David and Heather Lenssen. Austin grew up showing dairy cattle and working for various agricultural employers. His involvement in FFA and agricultural education helped influence his decision to strive for a career in the nursery landscape industry. Austin is a student at Washington State University and is majoring in landscape, nursery and greenhouse management.