Pickens Co. Youth Receive Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ Scholarships 3/27/2018

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Pickens Co. Youth Receive Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ Scholarships

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Mon, 03/26/2018 – 16:38

Pictured from left,  SLE President Walter Crim, Briley Newman, Carson Shepherd, and PBCI Elder Billy Smith.

Pictured from left, SLE President Walter Crim, Briley Newman, Carson Shepherd, and PBCI Elder Billy Smith.


Two outstanding Pickens County youth in livestock were awarded scholarships by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) for their participation in Alabama’s livestock industry Saturday, March 17 at a luncheon held in coordination with the Alabama Jr. Beef Expo and the Southeastern Livestock Exposition (SLE) Rodeo.

Carson Shepherd of Reform, was awarded the County Star Junior Cattleman award while Briley Newman of Gordo, received the County Premier Exhibitor award.

The PBCI has a proud history of supporting youth in livestock. Each year, two young people from each of Alabama’s 67 counties are awarded a scholarship to aid in future participation in youth livestock events or further education during the Jr. Beef Expo held at Garrett Coliseum during SLE Livestock Week.