Mike Orris Memorial Scholarship Given

The Washington County Fair Association is pleased to announce the 2023 Mike Orris Scholarship has been awarded to Iris Peterson of Washington High School.  Peterson will be attending Iowa State University this fall to major in Animal Science/Pre-Vet Med.   Peterson will receive $1000 for this scholarship.

The Washington County Fair Association is giving this scholarship away in honor of Mike Orris.  Orris was a volunteer member of the Washington County Fair Association for more than fifty years who passed away in 2019.  He firmly believed in the gift of volunteerism and spent countless hours of his time volunteering.

Peterson has spent volunteer hours helping at Kirkwood for Kids, school concession stands, Kidz Fest and the Holiday Light Tour.  She is an eight-year member of the Washington Go-Getters, where she assisted with the Go-Getter Youth Rabbit & Cavy Club show, duck house building and county fair set up/clean up.  Peterson is also a member of the Washington FFA, American Salers Jr Association, Washington BPA and a National Honor Society inductee.

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