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2007 ADRC Scholarship Winner


Adrienne Gerhart, Ohio

Adrienne Gerhart

Letter from Adrienne Gerhart:

I am honored to have received the ADRC scholarship! I only wish I could have been at the National Show in Michigan this year to receive it. Unfortunately I wasn't able to because of obligations with school. I have been at Ohio University for almost a full year now, and I have come to the realization that the next three years will only be more challenging than this one. As scared as that makes me I am also excited because in just three more years I will have a degree in Social Work and go on to help people by doing something I am passionate about. That to me is worth the hours of studying, writing papers, and attending classes. I would not be where I am today without my experiences that I have had through raising and showing rabbits with my family. When we started out with just a few Dutch rabbits to show at the local fair I don't think any of us imagined that we would be where we are today, with a barn full and attending National shows every year and local shows every weekend. I am grateful for all the things that I have learned from raising rabbits and all the wonderful people I have met. It has taught me responsibility and given me a good work ethic. It has enabled me to see parts of the country that I otherwise probably would have never gone to. I have friends in many states across the US that I keep in touch with throughout the year and look forward to seeing at the national shows and if it weren't for being a member of the ADRC and raising Dutch rabbits I would never never met those people. My Dad has also been very supportive and involved with our rabbitry, without him I would not be as successful not only in showing rabbits but in life. He has pushed me to be the best that I can be in everything that I do and because of that I am a stronger person. So once again I would like to thank my parents for everything that they have done for me, without their support and guidance I wouldn't be the person I am today.


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