Adena awards scholarships to fair grand champions


CHILLICOTHE, OH – County fair season across southern Ohio brings families, friends and neighbors together to enjoy the fun and festivities at the highly anticipated annual events. It is also the culmination for many area youths who have dedicated their time, financial resources and passion into learning, raising and exhibiting various market animals. The best of those market projects are awarded grand champion status by fair judges.

To celebrate those achievements, the Adena Health Foundation committed to awarding $1,000 scholarships to each of the grand champion market projects at this year’s Fayette, Highland Pike and Ross County Fairs.

“The Adena Health Foundation is built upon the idea of making a difference in the lives of those who live in the communities we are privileged to serve,” said Beau Bowman, executive director. “Therefore it is our honor to be able to recognize these amazing young men and women with scholarships towards their future education and growth for the accomplishment of being a grand champion at this year’s fair.”

Scholarship recipients for the 2022 Fayette County Fair were:

· Madison Bihl (Market Steer)

· Drew Black (Turkey)

· Addison Butts (Beef Feeder)

· Ella Butts (Market Goat)

· Connor Collins (Market Chickens)

· Hunter Havens (Dairy Steer)

· Karley Hicks (Dairy Goat)

· Nathan Hooks (Market Rabbits)

· Ellie Hoppes (Market Hog)

· Konnor Orso (Dairy Feeder)

· Delaney Roberts (Market Lamb)

Scholarships were made possible through generous contributions from members of the community; and the fundraising efforts of the Adena Health Foundation, Adena Volunteer Advisory Council and the Women’s Board; and the assistance of the physicians, advanced practice providers and caregivers of Adena Health System into one of several available scholarship funds.

To learn more about donating to one of Adena’s scholarship funds, visit or call the Adena Health Foundation at 740-779-7528.

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