Master gardeners award scholarship

Shelby Kilpatrick, daughter of Scott and Susan Kilpatrick of Copper Canyon, has been awarded the 2013 Tom Harpool Scholarship by the Denton County Master Gardener Association.

Kilpatrick will attend Texas A&M University in College Station in the fall to pursue a degree in entomology.

She is an active Denton County 4-H member, participating in project areas such as entomology, wildlife habitat evaluation, horticulture, citizenship, leadership and community service. She is a certified Denton County Master Gardener, an Elm Fork Chapter Master Naturalist Intern and is serving as a third-year member of the Texas 4-H Technology Team.

In addition, she is a beekeeper and represents the Texas Beekeepers Association as the 2013 Texas Honey Queen.

The $1,000 scholarship was created to assist and encourage students who are Denton County residents and enrolled in the study of horticulture or other related major at a college or university. The annual scholarship was named to honor Denton civic leader and philanthropist Tom Harpool, founder of The Harpool Seed Company.

The Denton County Master Gardener program is an education and volunteer initiative affiliated with the Texas Master Gardener Association and Texas AgriLIFE Extension within Texas A&M University. The program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects in Denton County through training and volunteer efforts.

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Pictured above (L to R): Scott Kilpatrick, Susan Kilpatrick, Shelby Kilpatrick, Denton County Horticultural Agent Janet Laminack, and Brent Bloechle, member of the Denton County Master Gardener Association scholarship selection team.


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