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Halle Miller and Evan Stuart posing for a photo Photos courtesy of OFBF
FIRST-PLACE WINNERS: Halle Miller of Wayne County and Evan Stuart of Richland County were the winners in the 2020 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge for their policy proposal about creating a statewide database of verified volunteers.

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge winners earn scholarships

The 2020 winners are Evan Stuart of Richland County and Halle Miller of Wayne County.

A team of two Ohio high school students took first place in the 2020 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals for their policy proposal about creating a statewide database of verified volunteers.

Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA, the challenge brings together youth ages 14 to 18 from around the state to discuss community concerns, and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.

Allison Riley, Brady Corbitt, Dana Clinedinst, and Virginia Porter posing for a group photo
IN THE TOP FOUR: The team of (from left) Allison Riley from Delaware County, Brady Corbitt from Union County, Dana Clinedinst from Morrow County and Virginia Porter from Delaware County was one of the top four teams earning scholarships.

The 2020 winning team members are Evan Stuart of Richland County and Halle Miller of Wayne County.

The challenge started in the spring, when groups met to learn about public policy issues and began planning their proposals. Nine teams presented their proposals in the finals in June, and the top four teams received scholarships.

Taylor Lawhorn, Lenore Kohn, Jacob Zajkowski, and Carter Manz posing for a group photo   IN THE TOP FOUR: The team of (from left) Taylor Lawhorn from Seneca County, Lenore Kohn from Wyandot County, Jacob Zajkowski from Lucas County and Carter Manz from Paulding County was one of the top four teams earning scholarships.

The teams were judged on their public policy proposals dealing with a specific issue or problem. In the final competition, the teams described the steps necessary to have their public policy proposal adopted by the appropriate government authorities.

Emma Bambauer, Jared Dunn, and Meghan Orr posing for a group photo  IN THE TOP FOUR: The team of (from left) Emma Bambauer from Auglaize County, Jared Dunn from Preble County and Meghan Orr from Logan County was one of the top four teams earning scholarships

 

Other scholarship winners

The other teams receiving scholarships were:

• Virginia Porter and Allison Riley from Delaware County, Dana Clinedinst from Morrow County and Brady Corbitt from Union County. This team proposed evaluating Morrow County road conditions.

• Jacob Zajkowski from Lucas County, Carter Manz from Paulding County, Taylor Lawhorn from Seneca County and Lenore Kohn from Wyandot County. This team chose the topic “agriculture education in elementary classrooms.”

• Emma Bambauer from Auglaize County, Meghan Orr from Logan County and Jared Dunn from Preble County. This team discussed a school-based mental health literacy program.

A total of $2,000 was awarded to this year’s team finalists.

Learn more at ofbf.org.

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