Congratulations to our 2013 ADRC Scholarship Winner:
Rebekah Bogan & Mac Gerhart
Letter from Rebekah Bogan
My name is Rebekah Bogan and I am a 2012 graduate of East Clinton High School in Lees Creek, Ohio. Throughout high school, I participated in many extracurricular activities. Among these were Band, National Honor Society, Key Club, 4-H, Volleyball, Basketball, Piano, Class President, and Spanish Club. I am currently a sophomore studying Atmospheric Sciences, Spanish, and Accounting at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. My campus involvement includes the National Collegiate Honor Society, the 4-H Collegiate group, The OSU Meteorology Club, the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Student Council, and the Boo Radley Community Service Society. I have been an active member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association for fourteen years, and served as a member of the Clinton County Fur and Feather 4-H Club for fourteen years. Additionally, I participated at the Ohio State Fair for ten years, and participated in the judging and Breed ID competitions at the national conventions. I have bee a Rabbit Registrar for three years, and am currently pursuing my Judge's License. The Dutch breed has been a part of my life for fourteen years. I have enjoyed traveling and showing at open class shows on the weekends, attending the National Dutch Show for many years, and participating in the NDS competitions such as Royalty, Arts and Crafts, and Fur Class. I would like to thank the American Dutch Rabbit Club Scholarship Committee for selecting me as a recipient of the 2013 Scholarship. I truly appreciate all of the opportunities that raising Dutch has offered me, and I look forward to many more years of showing and friendship.
Letter from Mac Gerhart
I am honored to have received the ADRC scholarship! I've been attending Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis since August 2012 and it's crazy to think that I will be done this November. I can't wait to find a job and start doing what I love ever day - working on diesel equipment, hydraulic systems, and welding. I would not be where I am today without my experiences that I have had through raising and showing rabbits with my family. We started out with just a few Dutch rabbits for my sister to show at the local fair and I didn't think that our number of rabbits would grow as they did. We have had many rabbits over the years that we buy, sell, show and breed. We attend National shows every year and local shows almost every weekend. I am grateful for all the things that I have learned from showing rabbits and I have made many friends along the way. It has taught me responsibility and given me a good work ethic. 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 think ADRC for the opportunity to receive this scholarship and my parents for everything that they have done for me, without their support and guidance I wouldn't be the person I am today.