Jessica Gunkel, Shawnee, was one of 67 students recently awarded a 4-H scholarship. Pictured are: (L-R) Doug Hofbauer, Kansas 4-H Foundation trustee; Robyn Deines, president, Kansas Extension Agent Association and 4-H Youth Development agent, Walnut Creek District; Jessica Gunkle, 4-H scholarship recipient; and Dr. Barbra Stone, assistant director and department head – 4-H Youth Development. Submitted photo


Jessica Gunkel, Shawnee, was one of 67 students selected by the Kansas 4-H Foundation to receive more than $70,000 in college scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year, based on their involvement, leadership and citizenship as a member of Kansas 4-H.
Gunkel, 18, is the daughter of James and Vicky Gunkel of Shawnee, and is a member of the Johnson County 4-H Comet Tech club. Jessica was awarded the Extension Step Ahead Scholarship and received $500. Recipients were recognized at the Emerald Circle Banquet in Manhattan on June 2.