Junior Activities and News

2014 ATA & Ashton Bray Scholarship Winner Announced

Emi Lafon, of Blacksburg Virginia, has been selected as the winner of both ATA scholarships offered in 2014 - the ATA Juniors Scholarship and the Ashton Bray Memorial Scholarship. She was awarded the scholarships by Scholarship Committee Chairman, Darren Klein, at the ATA National Meeting held in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 17, 2014. Emi is the daughter of Mike & Lesley Lafon. Emi was active in her high school FFA and was a proud promoter of the Tarentaise breed. She will be attending college in Virginia this fall majoring in Agricultural Science.

Scholarship Committe Chairman, Darren Klein, presents 2014 ATA Scholarships to Emi Lafon at ATA National Meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska
Scholarship Committe Chairman, Darren Klein, presents 2014 ATA Scholarships to Emi Lafon at ATA National Meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska

Attention High School Seniors!!

$1000 Scholarship for ATA Junior Members - 2015

The Ashton Bray Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an ATA Junior Member for 2015. This is a $1000 Scholarship. The same application can be used for this Scholarship and the ATA Juniors Youth Scholarship. The same Qualifications, Rules & Expectations apply to both Scholarships - see those listed at the bottom of this page. Also, you can download the Scholarship Application below. Deadline is May 15, 2015 to return application to the ATA Office.

What is the Ashton Bray Memorial Scholarship?
Ashton Richard Bray, called "Beebo" by his loved ones, went home to be with the Lord on October 12, 2011 after a brief illness. His father is Quentin Bray, and his great-grandfather is Leonard Sheriff of Seven Lakes Tarentaise in Eastanollee, Georgia. Ashton was a 7 year old with an unquenchable zest for life and passion for animals. Every day, no matter the season, he would spend hours outdoors at his barn with his goats, cows, pigs and rabbits. He loved showing his animals and participating in 4-H events as aften as he could. He won many awards and buckles during his short time in the show ring. To honor his life and love for 4-H, his family created the Ashton Bray Memorial Scholarship Foundation. This non-profit foundation is dedicated to supporting FFA and 4-H (and ATA Juniors) students in their academic futures.

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DocumentJunior Member Emi Lafon promotes Tarentaise Breed in Virginia
Click here to see photos of Ag Day 2013 and Tarentaise Cattle Display

How to become a Junior member?

It's easy! Just download the membership application (see below) or contact the ATA office. There is a one time Jr membership fee that is good until you reach 21 years of age. With this you are entitled to join in junior activities at the ATA functions.

DocumentJunior Membership Application Form

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ATA Juniors Youth Scholarship information

Look Here!Applications are due by May 15th for the ATA youth scholarship

Forms are available by clicking on link below or from the ATA office. Info@americantarentaise.org or 402-689-9808. Return the completed forms by email or mail to ATA Office 9150 N 216th St. Elkhorn, NE 68022

DocumentATA Scholarship Application Form

Look Here!Qualifications, rules and expectations!

  • Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to one or more graduating seniors.

  • Applicant must have been a Jr. Member of the ATA for at least 2 years

  • Applicant must submit a written application, on the form provided by the ATA, prior to the established deadline

  • The recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee as soon as possible after the deadline.

  • The amount of the scholarship will be announced each year with the awarding of the scholarships.

  • The scholarship funds will be sent after the completion of the first quarter or semester of college and upon verification of this being received at the ATA office.

  • The application has four parts; section one is on Tarentaise association/FFA/4-H activities and participation, section two is on School, Church, Community, and Personal -activities and interests. Section three is for a brief personal statement, and the final section is for general information about the applicant.

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