2016 Scholarship Recipients

Three Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association scholars have been awarded scholarships for the 2015 – 2016 school year.
Thomas Wine was awarded CHHA’s John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship for his studies at Florida Atlantic University. Johnathan Hallett was awarded CHHA’s Rambling Willie Scholarship for his studies at the University of Central Florida. Michelle Thompson was awarded CHHA’s Weldon and Nancy Stockwell Memorial Scholarship. She will continue her studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

CHHA members stepped forward to extol the merits of these fine students.

Tee Wine and Straight Priority

Tee Wine and Straight Priority

From John Berry of the Isle Pompano Park Raceway…

I am pleased to write this communique’ on behalf of this extolling young man’s character.

I have known young Tom for several years, having met him, I believe, in 2010, as his parents operated a Standardbred racing stable here at Pompano Park.

I have witnessed his growing from a young lad to a responsible, reliable young man with high intelligence coupled with exceptionally high morals and ethics, which, I believe, have become rather rare in this day and age.

Having personally witnessed his exceptional work ethic, his willingness to learn and achieve, your organization would be well served to award a scholarship to this extraordinary young man enabling your organization to obtain future “bragging rights” as he becomes a successful and honorable citizen serving this future world in an exemplary manner.

From Bruce Ranger, Driver/Trainer…

Johnathan Hallett

Johnathan Hallett

I have known Johnathan and his sister since they were toddlers. His parents are stabled right in back of me and are hardworking horsemen. They have two of the nicest kids. I see Johnathan when he comes to the barn to help his mom and dad. He is clean-cut, quiet and polite and wants to be a doctor.
Joahnathan keeps himself very busy at school and with his volunteer activities. He has been a member of the National Honor Society the last two years. I understand he will graduate with a 4.93 GPA. He volunteers for Let’s Keep It Together, an organization that visits nursing homes with minis and for another program that uses horses to help the handicapped.

Johnathan is a member of a local Baptist church and active in their Thursday night Youth Group.

In Johnathon you will find a young man who will make you proud you helped him. Please consider giving him a CHHA scholarship.

From Jackie Warner of Grand River Raceway…

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson

I have worked with Michelle at several Grand River Raceway events. She often assists Kelly Spencer, Grand River Marketing Manager, for special promotions.

My observations are as follows:

Michelle is enthusiastic. She is passionate about horse racing. She has outstanding public relations skills.

Michelle is proactive and takes initiative. She is an athletic and high energy person. Michelle is a delightful person to work with.

Kelly Spencer says, “I’ve hired Michelle on numerous occasions to wear the track mascot outfit and assume the role for our large events.

Her high energy and wonderful attitude are consistently excellent. She is, in a few words, a lovely young lady with a bright future rooted in good family values and an atmosphere of caring and achievement.”