Robert Price Ruffin, a graduating senior from Mason High School, has been awarded a fouryear $5,000.00 Youth Livestock Scholarship sponsored by the State Fair of Texas. The $1,250.00 a year scholarship is renewable by maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
Since 1992, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to academically talented students who graduate from high schools in the Dallas State Fair Park area.
In 1993, the State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program expanded its youth support by awarding scholarships to academically talented students who participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows. The 2014 - 2015 Youth Livestock Show will be held this fall during the 128th State Fair of Texas, September 26 to October 19, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.
The State Fair of Texas is awarding 309 scholarships for the 2014 - 2015 school year. This includes 66 new and 139 renewed Youth Livestock Scholarships and 51 new and 53 renewed recently renamed Pete Schenkel Scholarships (for students from the Fair Park area high schools).
Mr. Ruffin participated in the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Shows in 2006-2009 and 2011. He competed in the Youth Market Lamb, Youth Market Goat Shows and 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging and won numerous places including Breed Champion twice. In high school he has been an active member of FFA, 4-H Club, UIL LD Debate, Mathematics, Number Sense, Science, Tennis and Football, and he was a part of the Student Council. He has held numerous offices in those clubs and received many awards and honors during his high school career and has been active in community service.
Mr. Ruffin plans to attend Texas A&M College Station and major in animal science. He is the son of Troy and Cara Ruffin of Mason.