Jill Dolowich, 2012 Agriscience Award

Written by on September 25, 2012 in 2012, Agriscience Award, Student

Jill Dolowich

Jill Dolowich

Jericho High School
Jericho, New York

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and the American Farm Bureau Federation are honored to have awarded the achievements of the 2012 $1,000 Agriscience Student’s Award Columbus Scholar.

Jill recently graduated from Jericho High School in Jericho, New York, as the Valedictorian. She has developed a strong interest in environmentalism and conservation through her extensive entomology research at both Yale University and Michigan State University. She was interested in exploring honeybee populations, and ultimately her goal was to spread the word about the environmental impact of declining insect populations. In 2011, Jill was selected as a National Young Naturalist Award Winner and as a semifinalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search competition. Additionally, Jill has received various awards at the regional, state and national level, including an honorable mention for her entry in The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition.

Jill has been involved in many activities throughout high school. Her passion for writing about scientific and environmental news led to her role as New York Correspondent for Mother Nature Network. She also authored an article entitled, “Flight of the Honeybees,” in the Johns Hopkins University national online publication (Cogito). At Jericho High School, Jill was the president of National Honor Society and she was very involved in several clubs such as Model UN.

In the fall, Jill will be attending Yale University, where she will continue her passion for scientific research. Jill intends to major in Biology and Environmental Studies.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is honored to have had the assistance of the following distinguished individuals serving on the 2012 Agriscience Awards Evaluation Committee:

  • Robert W. Clark, Ph.D.
    Professional Personnel Development Center
    Workforce Education & Development Program
    Penn State University
    University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Hilary Maricle
    Maricle Family Farms and
    Agribusiness Educator
    Northeast Community College
    Albion, Nebraska
  • Gary Matteson
    VP Young, Beginning, Small Farmer
    Programs and Outreach
    The Farm Credit Council
    Washington, D.C.
  • Terry Lawton
    Lawton’s Family Farm
    Franklin, Massachusetts
  • Meghan Mueseler
    Cargill, Inc.
    Wichita, Kansas


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