Samantha Stafford has been awarded the 2017 Harness Horsemen International $4,000 Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship.
Stafford, 19, hails from Woodside, Del., and will be attending Middle Tennessee State University this fall, where she plans on pursuing a degree in Audio Production.
"I take great pride in my academic achievements," Stafford stresses. "Since I began school, I knew that I loved to learn and my strength on the guitar, singing and songwriting makes me a rarity, which is why I am pursing audio engineering. Producing music will give me the boost in the industry that I will need in order to build a career. Music is my passion and I have never imagined myself pursing any other career."
Stafford is well-versed in a variety of both academic and non-academic endeavors—she is captain of the Polytech High School soccer team and has been a member of the National Honor Society from 2015 through 2017. She has also served her community via her involvement with Habitat for Humanity, Veteran's Memorial and the Milford Food Bank.
Stafford is the daughter of Randall and Carol Stafford of Felton, Del. Randall works as a caretaker for Victory Lane Farm while Carol owns and operates a house cleaning service.
Harness Horsemen International is delighted to present the Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship to such a deserving candidate as Samantha Stafford. (HHI)