4-H Unit Welcomes Five Freshmen 4-H San Antonio Livestock Exhibition (S.A.L.E.) Scholars

As a result of 4-H and Youth Development Unit career awareness initiatives, five freshmen will enroll at Prairie View A&M University this fall. The Unit partners with stakeholders to secure scholarships, grants, educate, and train the youth of Texas.

Board members of the San Antonio Livestock Exhibition (S.A.L.E.) continue their commitment to PVAMU by providing scholarship and volunteer opportunities for 4-H members. “These 4-H S.A.L.E. scholarships help us make greater impact to help youth pursue enrollment in post-secondary education,” commented 4-H Program Leader, Rukeia Draw-Hood.

This year, S.A.L.E. provided scholarships in the amount of $75,000.  The 4-H and Youth Development Unit is helping youth enroll in college, explore successful careers options, and assimilate into the changing workforce. “This is part of the preparation phase for our future Extension agents, specialists, administrators, dean, faculty and/or staff,” said Associate Administrator Carolyn Williams of the Cooperative Extension Program.

Each student will receive, a $15,000 4-H S.A.L.E. scholarship to be distributed over his or her four-year matriculation at the University. Incoming freshmen are Kira Christian, Jada Johnson, Madeline Miller, Edward Timms and Elvin Quito.

Kira Christian
Intended Major: Animal & Food Sciences
Parent: Melanie Christian
Hometown: Stafford
Cooperative Extension Agents: Amber Foster

Jada Johnson
Intended Major: Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Parents: LaTonya & William Moss
Hometown: Fort Worth
Cooperative Extension Agent: Shannon Johnson-Lackey

Madeline Miller
Intended Major: Nursing
Parents: Cheryl & Hurley Miller
Hometown: Grand Prairie
Cooperative Extension Agent: Cynthia Pierfax

Edward Timms
Intended Major: Agriculture-Plant and Soil Sciences
Parents: Alfornette Holloway-Timms & Robert Timms
Hometown: Marlin
Cooperative Extension Agent: Rosondra Hartsfield

Elvin Quioto
Intended Major: Biology
Parent: Aida Rivas
Hometown: Houston
Cooperative Extension Agent:

Award recipients attended a reception with their parents on June 20, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.  They will also be recognized at the Youth Leadership Laboratory closing ceremony on July 19, 2017 at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas. Applications for the 4-H S.A.L.E. Scholarship will be posted in the fall on the College’s webpage that features information on 4-H and Youth Development. Youth should work with their extension agents to apply for the scholarship.

Dr. Joice A. Jeffries


Joice A. Jeffries, Ph.D.
Program Specialist, 4-H and Youth Development
(936) 261-5012