Granby Horse Council awards two scholarships

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The Granby Horse Council awarded scholarships to help defray college expenses to two Granby Memorial High School seniors. Both students live in East Hartland and have been admitted to equine studies programs.

Lexie Hart has been deeply involved in equine activities since starting horseback riding at age six at Maple View Farm in Granby center. Lexie continues to be an avid rider. She has helped at the farm and worked in the farm’s summer programs for several seasons. She has also volunteered at other local horse farms. Lexie is focusing a degree in equine management, and is particularly interested in teaching and training. In addition to her work with horse programs, Lexie has worked many hours in the restaurant industry.

Mara Wutka will be attending Houghton College in western New York State, focusing on both Equine Performance Management and Accounting. Mara’s high school work has introduced her to financial fields. She maintains a high academic record while working as a weekend barn manager and with horseback riding programs, and enjoys working with horses in training. She has also helped in summer camp programs.

The scholarship funds are donated by council members.