2016 Scholarships


CTBR Foundation Gilt Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Application – Due April 15, 2017
Grant Application – Due April 15, 2017

Hattie-Carole Bezner
Texas A&M University

Sonny Bohannon
West Texas A&M University

Rafe Royall
Texas Tech University

Tate Schwartz
San Angelo State University


Texas Tech Scholarship Recipients


Brooke Blum

Brooke is a sophomore Animal Science major at Texas Tech University. Brooke grew up as the daughter of two agricultural science teachers in Howe where she became active in FFA and the livestock industry at a very young age. She competitively exhibited barrows, heifers and steers across the state and nation. Along with her show ring success, Brooke was very competitive in FFA and 4-H livestock judging earning her a spot on eight state qualifying teams and one national qualifying team. She secured High Individual honors at the 2015 American Royal 4-H Livestock Judging contest. At Texas Tech, Brooke was a member of the 2016 Wool Judging Team and was selected to receive All-American Team honors. This fall she will begin preparations to represent Texas Tech as a member of the 2017 Meat Judging Team. Brooke is also the Treasurer for the Block and Bridle Club and a student assistant in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. This summer she assisted with departmental research projects and helped host youth events such as the livestock and meat judging camps and the Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador programs. She has also been named to the Texas Tech President’s and Dean’s lists, along with being a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Tech, she will pursue a career in the agricultural industry.


Dean Chapman

Dean is a sophomore animal science major at Texas Tech University. He attended Sweetwater High School where he graduated fifth in his class. Dean showed pigs in high school through FFA and worked part time as a herdsman for Rains Livestock. As a freshman at Texas Tech, he has made the Dean’s List both semesters. During his freshman year, he was member of the Block and Bridle Club and the 2016 Texas Wool Judging Team. He also obtained a job in the Gordon W. Davis Meat Science laboratory where he assists in further processing of meat products for Raider Red Meats. This summer he represented Texas Tech at the 2016 Reciprocal Meat Conference where he competed as a member of the Meat Science Academic Quiz Bowl Team that garnered a national championship. As he continues his education, he will compete on the 2017 Meat Judging Team and will pursue a job in the meat science industry following graduation.



Morgan Friesenhahn

Morgan is a freshman animal science major at Texas Tech University. She attended Marion High School and graduated seventh in her class. Morgan was actively involved in both 4-H and FFA, yet livestock was always her number one priority. Her family has raised show pigs for the last seventy-five years and will continue to do so as her younger brother and cousins carry on the tradition. She was very successful in the hog ring and just as competitive with her steer and turkey projects. Morgan also spent a large portion of her time judging livestock. Her all girl 4-H judging team was fortunate enough to be named the High Point Team at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in 2014. They attended State 4-H Round Up the next year and finished as State Champions, thus resulting in a very exciting trip to Louisville for the North American Livestock Judging Contest where her team finished fourth and won the oral reasons division. Morgan was third high in oral reasons as an individual. She has served as the Vice President for both her 4-H club and FFA chapter, as well as holding other officer positions throughout her high school career. Morgan was excited to attend Texas Pork Producers camp in the summer of 2015. The experiences and knowledge that she gained while at camp have left a lasting impression on her and memories will last a lifetime. Following her graduation from Texas Tech, she plans to pursue her doctorate in physical therapy. The swine industry holds a very special place in her heart, so in addition to working as a physical therapist, she will return to the family show pig business.


Reagan Langemeier

Reagan Langemeier is a 19-year-old, incoming freshman at Texas Tech University. She is majoring in animal science with an emphasis in animal production. She graduated high school from Marion ISD and was very active in 4-H, FFA, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society. She is a Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador, Team Purebred Junior Board Director and served as an FFA officer all four years of high school. She shows cattle and swine at the county, state, and national levels and enjoys leading swine health and showmanship clinics across Texas. She judged livestock under her coaches, Mr. Chuck Real and Mr. Mike Wallace. Her teams were fortunate to win national livestock judging contests at the American Royal in both 2014 and 2015. She also won state championships in the FFA agriscience fair at state convention the past two years. Reagan attended Texas Pork Producers Tour between her sophomore and junior years which was hands down the best experience of her life. The ‘Farm to Fork’ concept really taught her more than she ever could have imagined. In the future, Reagan plans to graduate from Texas Tech and then attend their School of Law and focus on agriculture law.


Texas FFA Scholarship Recipients

Entrepreneurship – Coming Soon

Placement – Coming Soon

Texas 4-H Swine Record Book Winner 

Coming Soon

Texas 4-H Swine Skill-a-thon Winner

Coming Soon


Texas Pork Leadership Camp Scholarship Recipients

Lindsey Jones

Colin Sanders
Little-River Academy

Maleea Harper