South Side High School Student Selected As Fifth Winner in Leadership Program

(Above) Shelby Linck

BEE BRANCH, Ark. (April 13, 2009) – South Side High School senior Shelby Linck has been selected as the fifth winner in the “Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” program.  Linck is a member of both the South Side Future Farmers of America and the .
Linck, 18, daughter of Matt and Holly Linck, was selected for her participation and leadership in both FFA and 4-H.  She has been an active member of the Van Buren County 4-H since the age of 5.  She won both Reserve Grand and Grand Champion showing goats and placed second in the state barbecue poultry cook-off.  Linck’s fudge won Best of Show at the county and district levels and placed second in state.
Linck represented Arkansas in the National Wildlife and Fish contest as well as the Grassland Team competition.  She has helped train young 4-H members, volunteered during the tornado cleanup and maintains a 3.5 grade point average.  She is active in several other school organizations and has served as a class officer for her four years at South Side High School.
As sponsor of the “Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders” program, Chesapeake Energy will donate a computer to South Side High School in Linck’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 next month.
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.  Three more weekly winners will be selected, and a computer will be donated to each winner’s school.
The nomination form runs weekly 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.