2016 Sullivan Supply/Stock Show U Scholarship Recipients

Since the inception of the Distinguished $20,000 Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Youth Scholarship in 2008, we have gifted over $140,000 to a group of young individuals with unmatched talent This year we received 1336 applications from 44 states and Canada. It’s been eye-opening and our great pleasure to see these kids grow within this great livestock industry. And it is because of them that it keeps getting better.
We also want to take time to thank our scholarship selection committee of industry leaders (non-Sullivan Supply employees or family members) who spend many hours of volunteer time to help us with this mission.
Congratulations to all 1336 applicants.


John Sullivan, Founder Sullivan Supply, Stock Show University

Lacey Schmitz, Oakes, ND.
The fighter with passion that won’t give up. Many obstacles yet triumphs. Gets up daily at 6 am to succeed at her passion. Multiple supreme championships all across North Dakota.

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Taylor Matheny, May’s Lick, KY.
The NJHA Queen with the work ethic of a cowhand. Throw in Taylor’s volunteer work and you have a superstar. Committed to her family beef operation and educating the youth.

Kelsey Stimpson, Melba, ID.
NJHA board of directors, multiple team fitting championships, national champions…with the “born in the barn” statement describes Kelsey to a “T”. Sponsored with Sullivan Supply West

Morgan Thomas, Raymondville, TX.
She is a born leader, currently holding offices at chapter and district levels of FFA and is also a 4-H ambassador. She has a gracious attitude whether in a win or a defeat. National level cattle, national level showman.

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Maddy Udell, Sioux City, IA.
Polite, competitive and talented, Maddy shows national champions in multiple breeds and is an artist with the camera as well. A future junior youth coordinator.

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Tyler Clark, Covington, OH.
The Clark family exhibited steers at the Ohio state fair 46 consecutive years. In 2015 Tyler wins the crown. Successful in livestock judging and perseverance is his specialty. Sponsored with Ohio Valley Show Supply, Highland, White Show Supply and Proviso

Gibson Priest, Cartersville, GA.
President is Gibson’s middle name. Carries multiple leadership roles while maintaining competitive livestock and livestock judging. This future ag educator is a national champion showman, tremendous cowman and 2015 AJSA Hersdman of the year. Sponsored with, Twisted South

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Rachel Booth, Miami, OK.
Rachel serves as a director on the NALJA Board and a national level livestock evaluator. Many champions in the show ring with multiple breeds.

Kagney Collins, Flanagan, IL.
Livestock judging, showmanship, Queen duties, showbarn and high community involvement, all while showing national champions. And the Collins family does it all together. Sponsored with Champion Show Supply

Paul Miller III, Torrington, WY.
Competitive spirit carries over to multiple successes. State and national champion cattle, football, livestock judging, team fitting and academics. Success in every arena. Sponsored with Don Bruner Sales.

Rylee Barber, Channing,TX.
Rylee has shown what it means to be a great leader in both her community as well as the show ring. She currently serves as the president of her FFA chapter. Rylee has exhibited multiple national champions and is one of the best showman int he business.

Madison Butler, Vincennes, IN.
National junior Angus show junior chairman, Miss American Angus, 4.0 GPA, national level livestock evaluator, grand champion barrow, national Barrow show. Success is earned. Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply

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Maddison Caldwell, Elmwood, IL.
From a powerhouse cattle family yet Madison blazes her own trail and exhibits national quality show pig champions. Academic excellence and active in leadership roles is her norm. Sponsored with Champion Show Supply

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Jake Nikkel, McPherson, KS.
One of the best young fitters in the country, building his own cow herd. National champion cattle, team fitting championships. A competitive individual but win, lose or draw, always a smile. Sponsored with Valley Vet

Tanner Howey, Rowlett, TX.
Tanner has been very successful in and out of the ring. He has a passion for Angus and Simmental cattle and has dedicated many hours to the junior board. Tanner has won many purple banners, but finds more pride in his customer’s success.   

Brooklyn Pettigrew, Columbia City, IN.
The swine or beef sector, success in each field. A nationally accomplished livestock evaluator. It takes tremendous dedication to be high individual overall in Louisville. Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply

Madyson Arthur, Chickasha, OK.
Madyson has worked hard in every area of agricultural education including the classroom, livestock exhibition, and a number of career development events. She leaves a legacy in the show ring as well as the classroom of selflessness and a desire to do better.

Macy Perry, Prather, CA.
One of the best meats evaluator indviduals in the collegiate arena. Class valedictorian, NJAA board member and building national success with her bred and owned herd. Sponsored with Sullivan Supply West

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Kaly Cone, Portales, NM.
Kaly is a 3rd generation stock shower and 4th generation cattle producer who holds numerous offices in many organizations. Her success in the ring is diverse, coming from heifers, steers, dairy cattle, sheep, goats and swine.

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Kyle Malaer, Port Lavaca, TX.
Kyle is a top competitor in the show ring at major livestock shows. Currently serving as an ambassador in the Calhoun County TX 4-H, he is also a committed member of his livestock judging team.