Clinton High School Student Selected As Third Winner in Leadership Program

ashley-kirk(Above) Ashley Kirk

CLINTON, Ark. (March 30, 2009) – Clinton High School Senior Ashley Kirk has been selected as the third winner in the “Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” program.  Kirk is a member of both the Clinton Future Farmers of America and the Van Buren County 4-H Club.
Kirk, 17, daughter of Stacy and Lisa Kirk and John and Tonya Allgood, was selected for her participation and leadership in both FFA and 4-H.  Kirk serves as a judge on the Dairy Team and also shows animals in the county fair each year.  She loves animals and takes care of them for her family.
As sponsor of the “Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” program, Chesapeake Energy will donate a computer to Clinton High School in Kirk’s name.  And as a weekly winner, she is now eligible to win her own laptop computer at a banquet for winners and their families in May.
The “Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” program is open to all students in Van Buren County.  People in the schools and communities can nominate students who belong to either FFA or 4-H and exhibit outstanding leadership qualities.  A weekly winner will be selected for eight weeks, and a computer will be donated to each winner’s school.
The nomination form will run every other week in the Van Buren County Democrat and the Fairfield Bay News.  An online version of the form is also
available on the newspapers’ Web sites as well as the Web site of KFFB-FM Radio.  The two newspapers and KFFB are media partners for the program.
“Chesapeake wants to recognize FFA and 4-H students for their leadership and contribution to their communities,” said Robert Zeiler, manager of community affairs for Chesapeake in Arkansas.