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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce that seven exceptional students from seven states have been awarded an American Kennel Club Companion Events Junior Scholarship for 2022. This year $10,000 in scholarships were offered to high school and college students.

“It gives us great pleasure to reward these students with our AKC Companion Events Junior Scholarships. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors in their studies and involvement with dogs and The American Kennel Club,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility.

Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance, involvement in AKC events, and community outreach. They are required to submit documentation that they are members of a club and have volunteered to work, as well as an essay on how the applicant has been involved with promoting any Companion Event to others within their school and or community and the impact it has had on their life or the lives of others.

This year’s recipients have accomplished a great deal in the dog world and participate in many sports, including agility, obedience, rally, and conformation. These young adults plan to remain active in the sports and will undoubtedly continue to be great ambassadors of AKC events.

2022 Companion Events Junior Scholarship Recipients



Last Name State Sport
Emily Burrier OH Agility and Rally
Kathryn Doane WI Agility and Obedience
Dana George IL Agility
Jordan Phoenix TX Agility
Samantha Schwarz MO Rally
Danielle Wagner MN Agility
Drew White IA Obedience and Rally
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Junior golfers on target in junior tour events – Maple Ridge News

Junior golfers on target in junior tour events - Maple Ridge News

Local golfers were at the top of the leaderboards, as the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour held two events over the weekend.

Pitt Meadows golfer Jaden August took second place after a playoff at the MJT Chad Hippsley Real Estate Classic, which was held at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey on April 9 and 10.

August, 13, shot two rounds of 77, and his 154 total tied with Michael Li of Vancouver for first place. August finished second after the playoff. There was a large field of 25 bantam boys competing in the event.

The event featured a $25,000 hole-in-one competition provided by its title sponsor, but there was no lucky winner.

Saturday saw the MJT Mini Tour Spring Series at Tsawwassen Springs. Maple Ridge golfer Cassie Zhiyi Chen, 12, finished third in the girls 11-12 category, and her 91 was just one shot back of the co-leaders.

Daniel Lam, 10, finished sixth out of 17 golfers in the Boys 9-10 class at that event, after he shot an 89.

The next stop on the tour is the MJT Ford series at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club on April 23 and 24.

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Hungary double gold in junior events at European 10m Shooting Championships

The 10 metre European Shooting Championships began today in Hamar with individual junior golds decided in air pistol and air rifle categories ©Getty Images

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