Congratulations to our 2017 Youth Award winner, Rachel Kennedy, of Clarksville TN. She is 21 years old, a junior at Austin Peay State University, with a 3.6+ GPA.
She is a member of the Clarksville TN Kennel Club, Nashville KC, the Irish
Setter Club of America, and is in the application process to judge juniors.
For these and other reasons, the COKC is proud to award Rachel with its Youth Award this year. Enjoy the below photos or Rachel.
COKC YOUTH AWARD
The COKC will advertise and support TWO Youth Awards annually--there are now two divisions: age 9-16 (the age of the entrant
as of December 31 determines the category they will enter) and 17-21 to be granted to a youth under the age of 21, to be awarded for achievements at any AKC event. The amount of the Award is established by the COKC Board of Directors. Qualifications for eligibility:
1.) Competition in AKC sanctioned events, i.e., conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, or any other AKC accepted event.
2.) The youth must be between the ages of 9 and 21 years of age (note two age divisions, above). The youth may live in any part of the United States.
3.) Submission of a 300-400 word essay on your involvement in dog competition. On a cover page, include your name, age, address, city, state, zip code and telephone number with area code. Your name should appear at the top of each page.
Essays should be mailed to: Central Ohio Kennel Club
c/o Jon M Green
PO Box 2126
Westerville OH 43086-2126
It is also permissible to transmit the essay by electronic means (meaning e-mail) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions by e-mail are subject to the same rules and deadlines as mail entries, meaning a cover page clearly identifying the applicant, along with a return address, telephone number, return e-mail if appropriate, and must provide the same information as that required for a mailed entry. It is suggested youth award essay submissions be transmitted requesting a “read” receipt.
4.) The award will be presented before group judging at the COKC Spring show, Columbus, Ohio. (This show is usually held in April.)
5.) All entries must be received by December 31, 2017. The winner will be announced in January 2018.
We look forward to receiving your entry!