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Hartley Carter Foundation College Scholarship Awarded

By Darron C. Hendley | Aug 11, 2020
Emily Strickland — Hartley Carter Scholarship Award Recipient

PIKE ROAD, ALA.—Miss Emily Strickland of Minter, Ala., has been awarded the 2020 Hartley Carter Foundation College Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually to recipients of the Alabama Youth Handler of the Year Award after they graduate from high school and continue their education in college or trade school.

Emily was the Alabama Youth Handler of the Year for the 2014-2015 season. She was thirteen at the time. She will now attend Mississippi State University this fall and will major in Civil Engineering.

Congratulations and good luck, Emily!

Emily’s proud parents, Robert and Olivia Strickland, took Emily to her first field trial when she was just twelve years old. She immediately fell in love with everything about it. Before you know it, she had a sturdy walking horse and a top-notch bird dog. The very next year she was the top youth handler in the State of Alabama!

In 2002, the Fitzpatrick Field Trial Club placed into competition the Alabama Youth Handler of the Year Award in memory of John William Barnett. The revolving silver engraved bowl is embossed with the following winners.

2002-2003—Emily Atkins

2003-2004—Allison Hendley

2004-2005—Emily Terrel Dixon

2005-2006—Jack Cox

2006-2007—Jack Cox

2007-2008—Mary Katherine Curry

2008-2009—Pete Lanier

2009-2010—Walker Davidson

2010-2011—Derek Hyder

2011-2012—Walker Davidson

2012-2013—Dylan Cox

2013-2014—Addison McDuffie

2014-2015— Emily Strickland

2015-2016 —Ella Grace Montgomery

2016-2017—Addison McDuffie

2017-2018—Addison McDuffie

2018-2019—Addison McDuffie

2019-2020—Braden Renfroe

Each year a $1,000 college scholarship is awarded in memory of Miss Hartley Carter to the Alabama youth handler who accumulates the most points in qualified Alabama youth trials.

This scholarship is funded by a 501c(3) non-profit organization entitled the Hartley Carter Foundation.

Visit Hartley Carter Foundation on Facebook. You can also keep up with Youth Trials around the country on Youth Field Trial Alliance’s Facebook page.

If you would like to know how to get involved or help promote youth field trials, please contact Darron Hendley at (334) 300-5836.


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