Previous Scholarship Winners
Abigail Anderson of Bailey, Colorado has maintained an outstanding academic record throughout high school while managing many extracurricular activities. Abigail has been involved with the 4-H Dog Project for eight years and Veterinary Science for two years. Abigail has served as Vice President and Treasurer for multiple years of her Pleasant Park Shooting Stars 4-H Club. Abigail has also been a Junior Leader for the 4-H dog project mentoring and teaching Junior Showmanship, Rally, Agility and Obedience. Due to her dedication and excellence, Abigail was awarded The Spirit of 4-H Award. Abigail took it upon herself to visit regularly at a local nursing home with her therapy dogs. Abigail also traveled with her youth group on a mission trip to Honduras in 2016. Abigail has competed with her dogs in Junior Showmanship, Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Lure Coursing and Rally in AKC, UKC and NADAC. Abigail won Best Junior with GCH Feathers Country Squire Austin City Limits JH RN CGC at the ESAA Nationals in Chicago, in 2017. Abby and Austin also qualified to compete in Junior Showmanship at the AKC Invitational and at Westminster this past year. Though undecided on a major for college, Abigail will be attending Red Rocks Community College. No matter what Abigail’s future holds, it will be surrounded with her English Setters.
Jennifer Necker of White Rock, NM has maintained an outstanding academic record throughout high school while taking many AP courses as well as being a proud member of the National Honors Society. Jennifer has completed multiple marine animal conversation programs traveling to Costa Rica and Panama. She is an award winning poet with publication in her future as well as a National German Bronze Scholar. Jennifer has been on the varsity golf team since 8th grade with multiple team and individual championships to her credit. In addition to all her academic accolades, Jennifer is just as active with her English Setters. She was a very active in junior handling, the conformation ring, and the agility ring. Jennifer has achieved great success in all of these venues and has competed multiple times at Westminster, the AKC Invitational, and the World Show in Finland. Jennifer will attend Eckerd College majoring in marine chemistry with goals of obtaining a PhD and researching deep ocean chemosynthesis. Further success is definitely in her future, congratulations!
Jarret Whorff of Winnsboro, TX has maintained an outstanding academic record throughout high school while taking multiple AP courses and being a member of the National Honors Society throughout his high school career. Jarret is a well accomplished Boy Scout, most recently earning the distinction of an Eagle Scout. Jarret has co-bred four English Setter litters with his mom under the Camelia prefix having put both championships and grand championships on puppies from these litters. Jarret has also been successful in the junior showmanship ring. Even with all of that Jarret finds time for sports. Jarret will attend Panola College where he will play baseball and study biology with his sights set on medical school. The future looks bright, congratulations!
Brianne Bell has been a member of ESAA for more than 10 years. She will graduate from James Madison High School in Oakton, VA. Brianne will be attending George Mason University to study computer science and follow her passion in exploring artificial intelligence. In her free time she works on perfecting her English setter grooming skills while indulging in another passion, the arts. Brianne plays the flute, guitar and piano and has been taking art classes since she was 9 years old. Brianne would like to express her appreciation and thank ESAA for awarding her the scholarship. She says English setters have been an integral part of her life for as long as she can remember and she knows regardless of where her college path takes her, there will always be an English setter by her side
Sherry Wuetherich likes big dogs and small dogs, but loves English setters, especially Oliver. She began her showing career with a Carin Terrier at age 5 and continued on to show English mastiffs. Four years ago, after researching options for a new juniors dog, Sherry fell in love with Oliver, her new English setter puppy. Sherry says she has always liked sporing dogs but choose an English setter because of their great temperament. She has finished a championship on Oliver and looks forward to obtaining his grand championship. Sherry has been a member of ESAA for four years. Sherry will graduate from Glencoe Sliver Lake High School in Gaylord, MN this year. She plans to attend Ridgewater College.
Alex Van Meter
Alex Van Meter’s love of English Setters was kindled when he began showing Stardom Eversett Celestial Fireball â€˜Haileeâ€™ in fall of 2013 and joined ESAA. When he is not presenting in the breed ring, Alex enjoys running his cocker spaniel in agility, or spending time alone reading or writing with his dogs. Alex will graduate from a homeschool program this year. Alex will attend Rutgers University and plans to study English and journalism or communication in order to pursue his passions for writing and public speaking. While he does not have any specific plans for the future, he has expressed an interest in using his writing and speaking skills as well as his love of English Setters to promote the cause of purebred dogs and educate the public about them.
Corrie Fabelo has been a member of ESAA since 2000. Corrie has shown English setters and dachshunds and has helped raise and love her family English setters. She will graduate from Stephen T. Baden High School in Ohio. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, 4H Club and has participated in track & field. Corrie plans to attend the University of Cincinatti to study psychology. Upon completion of a bachelors degree, Corrie plans to attend graduate school for genetic counseling.
Connor Whorff has been a member of ESAA for more than 7 years. He has shown English setters and has assisted his mom with breeding and raising their English setters. Connor will be graduating from Winnsboro High School in Texas. He is an Eagle Scout and member of the varsity golf team. Connor plans to attend Tyler Junior College where he will play golf and pursue a degree in business administration or biology. He plans to become a PGA Tour Professional. Connor says “I really enjoy taking care of the dogs, planning litters, and working with the dogs with my Mom and brother. It is a really great family hobby! You can expect to see me on the golf course, oftentimes with Ace or Sawyer riding shotgun in the golf cart!”
Daniel, a freshman majoring in Forensic Science at Defiance College in Ohio, participated in junior showmanship where was a finalist at Eukanuba in 2012. He is also a breeder/owner/handler, having finished several of his dogs. He looks forward to continuing his breeding program and one day becoming an English setter breed judge.
Tory-Jo, a freshman majoring in Biology at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, participated in junior showmanship and has been awarded several best junior handler awards with her English setters. She has also finished championships on several English setters. Tory-Jo is an accomplished equestrian and writer who is considering veterinary medicine as a career.