2022 Loudoun Fair & Associates Scholarship Recipients
Miss Amelia Abbe is the recipient of a 2022 Loudoun Fair & Associates scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Amelia is a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School. She has been an active member of 4-H for nine years in the Rabbit and Cavy Club. Amelia has also served on the Loudoun County 4-H Honor Council since 2019. The Honor Council is a select group of senior 4-H members who are responsible for organizing and implementing countywide 4-H activities and promoting 4-H in the community. Amelia’s leadership roles over the years include Club President, Vice President, and Council Co-chair. In 2021, Amelia was inducted as a Virginia 4-H All Star—the highest recognition a 4-Her can achieve.
Amelia is an enthusiastic participant in the Loudoun County Fair. In addition to her routine club responsibilities, she has helped organize the rabbit portion of the Round Robin competition, arranged and emceed the Animal Dress Up competition, helped with Opening Ceremony, and served as a judging assistant for the Sykes Hall competitions.
Outside of 4-H and the Fair, Amelia has contributed to the wider Loudoun community by tutoring math, teaching coding to elementary students, volunteering at a local farm, leading Sunday School lessons at her church, and making blankets for Afghan refugees. Throughout her middle and high school years, Amelia has maintained a challenging academic schedule and an outstanding GPA.
In the fall, Amelia will be attending Brigham Young University to study Mechanical Engineering. The Loudoun Fair & Associates Board of Directors is honored to recognize and congratulate Amelia on all her past achievements and wishes her well in her future pursuits.
Miss Eleni Kasianides is the recipient of a 2022 Loudoun Fair & Associates scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Eleni is a home school graduate who has been an active 4-H member for eight years. At the local 4-H level, Eleni has focused on the Rabbit Breeding and Rabbit Hopping projects. She has served on the 4-H Honor Council where she has been an integral teen leader since 2019. Over the course of her 4-H career, Eleni has held multiple officer positions including Club President, Treasurer, and Council Chair. In the spring of 2020, Eleni was selected to receive the Virginia 4-H All Star Award—the highest recognition a 4-Her can earn. In June 2021, Eleni was elected by her district peers to serve as State 4-H Cabinet Ambassador for the Northern District. The State 4-H Cabinet is the elite teen leader group of Virginia 4-H. Ambassadors are called upon to mentor 4-H teen programs and serve in advocacy roles with elected officials. Eleni was also selected as part of the 2021 National 4-H Congress delegation where she served as Virginia’s State Youth Delegate Advisor. Most recently, Eleni was recognized as the Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Award Winner for the Healthy Living Pillar. With this title, she will serve as the Virginia 4-H youth spokesperson for healthy living programs in 2022.
Eleni is an avid supporter of the Loudoun County Fair. Over the years, she has actively participated in her club’s educational demonstrations and helped with the Opening Ceremony and Animal Dress Up competition. In 2021, Eleni was named Miss Loudoun County Fair. Also in 2021, she served as Youth Fair Superintendent. In this role she led the other youth committee members in hosting barnyard tours, coordinating kids’ games, and assisting the adult Fair staff with logistical and managerial duties.
Eleni is an active volunteer in her church. She gives her time to help in the children’s ministry, Vacation Bible School, and AWANA program. She also developed a community service project she titled ‘From Me to You’. She enlisted her friends locally and in other states to write and send over five hundred encouraging note cards to senior citizens during 2020-2021.
Eleni has been accepted to Grove City College where she will pursue a double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing with a minor in Management. The Loudoun Fair & Associates Board of Directors congratulates Eleni on her past achievements and wishes her much success in her future endeavors.
Miss Mandy Bramhall is the recipient of a Loudoun Fair & Associates scholarship in the amount of $1,500. Mandy is a Woodgrove High School graduate. She has been a 4-H member for ten years. Currently she is enrolled in the Beef and Canterlopes clubs. During her 4-H career, Mandy has mentored many younger 4-H youth and has served as President of the Beef and Swine clubs. Her leadership also includes serving as a 4-H Camp Counselor. In 2022, Mandy received the honored recognition of 4-H AllStar.
At the Loudoun County Fair, Mandy has always been attentive to her club and Fair responsibilities. She has been a judging assistant for the Sykes Hall competitions. In July 2022, she will be assisting Fair staff working in her role as a Youth Fair Committee member.
Outside of 4-H and Fair, Mandy has participated in her school’s Student Council Association and served as a manager for their wrestling team. Her wider community service includes helping at Ride on Ranch—an Equine Therapy program—and contributing to her church’s meals program for homeless families.
This fall, Mandy will be attending Kansas State University to study Animal Science. The Loudoun Fair & Associates Board of Directors congratulates Mandy on her accomplishments and wishes her well in her future pursuits.
Miss Sadie Cooper is the recipient of a Loudoun Fair & Associates scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Sadie is a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School and the Academies of Loudoun. She has been an active 4-H member for 10 years. Participating in multiple livestock clubs including Poultry, Sheep, and Goat, she has served in various officer roles including President and Vice President. She also has been a Poultry mentor guiding younger 4-Hers as they learn about their projects. In 2021, Sadie was accepted into the Loudoun 4-H Honor Council. Beyond the local level, Sadie has participated in the 4-H Teen Summit Leadership event which focuses on youth activism and social justice. For 2021-2022 she also is serving as the Director of Public Relations for the Virginia 4-H Equity and Inclusion Taskforce.
At the Loudoun County Fair, Sadie has always demonstrated good sportsmanship and been attentive to her club responsibilities. She has helped facilitate the popular duck slide and her club’s demonstrations.
Throughout high school, Sadie has challenged herself with college level coursework and has maintained an outstanding GPA. In addition, she has participated in multiple school clubs and activities including marching band, National Honor Society, and FFA.
Sadie will be attending Cornell University this fall. She plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture Sciences. The Loudoun Fair & Associates Board of Directors congratulates Sadie and wishes her much success in the future.