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Mt. Airy student wins national scholarship

April 08, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Malorie Rhoderick of Mt. Airy, Md., recently received a $1,500 national scholarship from Dairy Farmers of America. She was one of five winners selected from more than 200 applicants.

The daughter of Wayne and Lucinda Rhoderick is a junior at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., where she is majoring in dairy science and minoring in professional writing.

She grew up on a registered Holstein, Milking Shorthorn and Brown Swiss farm and has been successful in both exhibiting and judging dairy cattle. She was a Maryland Distinguished Junior Holstein Member and is a freelance writer for Holstein World.

Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in dairy journalism and eventually return to a dairy farm to exhibit and market high-quality registered dairy cattle.

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