on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Brenna Bays, of Adams, was selected to receive one of the 2015 National FFA Scholarships sponsored by Riesterer & Schnell.
The scholarship is worth $2,000 toward the 2015-2016 academic school year.
Bays, 17, who will graduate from Adams-Friendship High School May 30 as the valedictorian of her class, plans to pursue a degree in Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Platteville, Wis., beginning this fall. With her degree, Bays hopes to land a career as a veterinarian.
Having grown up on a third-generation dairy farm, Bays said she first became interested in animal care after spending many days on the farm with her family members. Bays began showing animals at fairs in 2001 and participated in her first livestock sale in third grade. She joined the Adams-Friendship High School FFA Chapter in eighth grade, where she has served terms as committee chairperson, reporter, vice president and eventually president her senior year. She raises animals for dairy, swine and beef competitions and plans to run for a state FFA officer position in June before joining collegiate-level FFA activities at Platteville.
Bays is the daughter of James Bays II and Molly Wiese.