Ivy Spako Awarded Chief 4-H Scholarship

Chief Oil & Gas is pleased to announce that Ivy Spako has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Chief Oil & Gas 4-H Scholarship.

Chief Oil & Gas is pleased to announce that Ivy Spako has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Chief Oil & Gas 4-H Scholarship. Spako is a 2011 graduate of Hughesville High School in Lycoming County and will attend Mansfield University in the fall.

"I plan to get a degree in Watershed Management and minor in geology," Spako said. "I hope to work for the U.S. Geological Survey, the US Environmental Protection Agency or the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as a Watershed Specialist. I owe a great deal of credit to 4-H in helping me choose a career pathway. Without 4-H, I would have never discovered my love for nature."

Spako has been active in 4-H for nine years and has served as president of the Pioneer Valley 4-H Club for two years. As a student at Hughesville, she has been a member of the track and field, cross country and soccer teams, as well as a member of clubs including FBLA, Student Council, SADD, Big Buddy and Varsity Club. She has also volunteered doing water quality work with US Geological Survey.

"We are thrilled to support Ivy as she goes on to further her education in the important field of watershed management," said Kristi Gittins, Vice President of Industry and Public Affairs for Chief Oil & Gas. "4-H is a wonderful program that has given her great learning opportunities, and we know she will use her experiences with 4-H to succeed in college and beyond."

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