The American Kennel Club Awards Junior Versatility Scholarships Awards

David Frasca, the recipient of Junior Versatility Scholarship with the dogs he trains in 2019.

 

The American Kennel Club (AKC), a not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to award the recipients of the Junior Versatility Scholarships to the top 10 Juniors who competed in a minimum of three different, competitive AKC Events between the eligible dates (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022).

The AKC Junior recognition programs, which give Juniors competing in any AKC event credit or points for participation, earning qualifying scores, placements and titles.

Mari-Beth O’Neill, VP of Sport Services stated, “AKC Encourages Juniors to try different events to expand their involvement and knowledge of all that is available to them.”

 

The Junior Versatility Scholarships Recipients Are as Follows:

The First Place

The First Place scholarship was awarded to David Frasca of Weldon Spring, Missouri, who competed with his Border Collies, French Bulldog and Standard Schnauzer in Agility, Rally and Obedience.

This scholarship was donated by Carolyn and Gary Koch in memory of GHP Hill Country’s Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.

 

The Second Place

The Second Place scholarship was awarded to Brianna Bedrosian of Long Grove, Illinois, who competed with her Papillion, Dalmatian and Poodle in Agility, Junior Showmanship, Obedience and Rally.

This scholarship was donated by Elizabeth Fletcher in memory of her mother, Doris A. Wall.

 

The Third Place

The Third Place scholarship was awarded to Christopher Plank from Waterloo, Illinois, who competed with his German Shepherd in Agility, Rally and Fast Cat.

This scholarship was donated by Carolyn and Gary Koch in memory GHP Hill Country’s Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.

 

The Fourth Place

The Fourth Place scholarship was awarded to Sela Cooper from Collierville, Tennessee, who competed with her Vizsla in Agility, Fast Cat, Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Rally and Virtual Scentwork.

This scholarship was donated by Elizabeth Fletcher in memory of her mother Doris A. Wall.

 

The Fifth Place

The Fifth Place scholarship was awarded to Zoe Sievers from Jackson, Tennessee, who competed with her Whippet, Dalmatian and Miniature Poodle in Agility, Fast Cat, Junior Showmanship, Dock Diving, Obedience, Rally and Scentwork.

This scholarship was donated by Elizabeth Fletcher in memory of her mother, Doris A. Wall.

 

The Sixth Place

The Sixth Place scholarship was awarded to Marilyn Depsey from Wylie, Texas, who competed with her Chihuahua in Agility, Fast Cat, Junior Showmanship, Farm Dog and Temperament Test.

This scholarship was donated by the NC Triangle Judges Education Group.

 

The Seventh Place

The Seventh Place scholarship was awarded to Reagan Wallace from Saint Peters, Missouri, who competed with her Border Collie, All American Dog and English Cocker Spaniel in Agility, Obedience and Rally.

This scholarship was donated by the NC Triangle Judges Education Group.

 

The Eighth Place

The Eighth Place scholarship was awarded to Abigail Engler from New Palestine, Illinois, who competed with her Brittany in Fast Cat, Junior Showmanship, Obedience and Rally.

This scholarship was donated by the NC Triangle Judges Education Group.

 

The Ninth Place

The Ninth Place scholarship was awarded to Theodore Joshua Moore from St. George, Utah, who competed with his German Shorthaired Pointers in Agility, Fast Cat, Junior Showmanship, Hunt Tests and Rally.

This scholarship was donated by the AKC National Junior Organization.

 

The Tenth Place

The Tenth Place scholarship was awarded to Madison Thompson from Oak Harbor, Michigan, who competed with her Golden Retriever in Junior Showmanship, Obedience and Rally.

This scholarship was donated by the AKC National Junior Organization.

 

For more information on the Junior Recognition Program, please visit the AKC website here.

  • Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred and mixed breed dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org. AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

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