Ramey Awarded in John Ascuaga Memorial Scholarship in Reno
December 8, 2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At the 2022 Western States Hereford Show in Reno, Nev., Dec. 1-4, the John Ascuaga Memorial Scholarship was awarded to an achieving National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member from the Western States. During the 2015 Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale, which celebrated the 50th Nugget Hereford event, funds were donated in recognition of longtime Nugget Casino owner, rancher and Hereford advocate, John Ascuaga. The fund was started in 2016 and is managed by the Western States Hereford Association and Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA).
Presley Ramey, Caldwell, Idaho, was the recipient of the $2,500 scholarship this year and this award will help her pursue her college education as she prepares for her future.
Applications for the next John Ascuaga Memorial Scholarship will be open in the fall of 2023 and are hosted by the Western States Hereford Association and HYFA.
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) was established in 1986 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle. The mission of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America is to encourage, recognize and reward the development of life skills and values in the next generation of leaders by providing education, scholarship and leadership opportunities for Hereford Youth.