Carrollton woman wins scholarshipPublished 6:01pm Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Virginia Association of Fairs recently held its annual conference at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs. A Carrollton resident won a competition for a statewide scholarship.
Jacqueleen “Jackie” Morin, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia, participated in the statewide Youth Leadership Award Program competition on Jan. 5 and won first place. She will enjoy a $2,500 scholarship.
This was her third attempt for the top scholarship. She participated in 2009, and also competed in 2012 and received fourth place and a $1,000 scholarship.
The program is open to young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have been active in their local fair or festival.
The contest goals are to recognize superior leadership characteristics among junior members of the Association and the industry and to encourage and develop leadership and speaking skills among junior members so they will be able to serve their local boards, the industry and their communities.
The contest components included prepared public speaking, extemporaneous public speaking, application, résumé, essay, promotion symposium and an interview. The theme for 2012 was Advantages of Advertising.
Jackie is a 2012 graduate of Smithfield High School and the daughter of Mark and Judy Morin. She has served the Isle of Wight County Fair most recently as the 2011 Teen Miss Isle of Wight County Fair Queen.
“We are so proud of Jackie,” said Mike Stephens, Isle of Wight County Fair committee chairman. “She is an extremely intelligent young lady who deeply cares about her family, her community and the county fair. We were truly blessed to have her represent us at the state conference.”