Ohio State University senior Abigail Marie Fuhrmann is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Portsmouth Area Ladies, Inc. (PALS) volunteer women’s organization for 2017. A 2014 graduate of Minford High School, Fuhrmann, is working to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Math and Science Education. She has maintained a 3.75 GPA during her three years at OSU.
As an OSU student, Fuhrmann has been active in the Collegiate Young Farmers, serving as president; the Ohio Student Education Association; Project MORE at Granby Elementary School; Project Hope; Collegiate 4-H; Pink Out OSU and Women in Math and Science while she maintains a major role in her family’s orchard business, Scioto County 4-H programs, her church and other community service projects.
In addition to working in every aspect of the Fuhrmann Orchard business, Abigail has also worked for the OSU Extension Scioto County as an office assistant; the OSU South Centers, Piketon Research and Extension; the Orchard Hill Goat Business; the OSU Resident Life Office; the OSU College of Education and Human Ecology, and the OSU Buck-I-Serve Student Life Office.
During high school, Fuhrmann played soccer, basketball and softball for four years, serving as captain of each of the teams in her senior year and winning many honors. She was named to the Minford High School National Honor Society and was a member of many clubs and organizations including the Scioto County Honors Music Festival for three years. She also
captured superior ratings in county, district and state Science Fairs for eight years.
In her 13 years of 4-H Club participation, she served as president, secretary and treasurer of the Scioto County Junior Fair Board and Teen Leaders and was a member of the State 4-H Fashion Board and the Ohio Farm Bureau.
In addition to her academic and career goals, Fuhrmann has expressed a strong commitment to be an advocate for community service and to teach her future students the importance of willingly performing community service.