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Agriculture Students compete for Leadership scholarships
Students take part in the Youth Leadership Conference in Saskatoon on Feb. 26, 2017 (Mark Villani / CTV Saskatoon)
Mark Villani, CTV Saskatoon
Published Sunday, February 26, 2017 11:47AM CST
Prairieland Park is playing host to the 27th Annual Youth Leadership Conference this weekend.
In total, 50 students, aged 14-21, from 4H clubs across Saskatchewan competed Sunday for $12,000 in scholarship prizes.
The goal is to cultivate leadership skills through a mix of social, interactive, and competitive activities. Participants are put into random groups and required to work with each other in a number of different scenarios.
All students are eligible to win a total of five scholarships. The amounts are as follows:
- 1st place - $4,500
- 2nd place - $3,000
- 3rd place - $2,500
- 4th place - $1,000
- 5th place - $1,000
The scholarship money is provided by Prairieland Park along with its sponsors, Monsanto, BMO, The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, and The Western Producer.
Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. Sunday.