Sweet corn scholarships awarded Saturday

The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival is in its seventh year of a successful, fun, family event. The festival began in 2008 and started awarding scholarships in 2009. They are awarded based on the students continuing their education in agricultural-based areas of study.

Mariah Stollar and Jessica White, 2014 high school graduates, will be presented with their $500 scholarship during the sweet corn festival on Saturday, July 19.

Mariah Stollar is a graduate of Warren High School and plans to attend The Ohio State University. She will be studying community leadership, specializing in community and extension education. She is passionate about further educating people about wholesome and fresh food and how important it is to their health.

Stollar has been an active member in many different areas of 4-H, a member of The National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Socity as well as choir and drama. She has been presented with several awards and honors and is an active member in her church. She is the daughter of Vince and Shelly Stollar.

Jessica White is a graduate of Fort Frye High School and plans to attend the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, in the autumn. Her area of study will be animal science and pre-veterinarian. She has lived on a farm her entire life, loves animals and has raised market pigs and goats for 10 years. Continuing to learn how to keep animals healthy is important to her.

White has been an active member of 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America). She was president of FFA, which involved many responsibilities. She has received several awards and honors. She is the daughter of Jeff and Suzi White.

Witten’s Farm Market in Lowell donates all of the corn for the festival. The music will include Johnny Staats and The Delivery Boys, Moonducks, The Price Family, Don Muir, and High Schools That Rock. Other entertainment includes J.D. Williamson (cartoonist), Zoot Suti Magician, corn hole and other contests, crafts, face painters, and lots of other free entertainment.