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    The College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) will be making available, five scholarships to 4-H clubbites in Portland, which will enable them to pursue courses of study at that institution during the next academic year.
    Dr. Paul Ivy, President of the college, made the announcement as he gave the main address at the launch of the Portland 4-H Youth Expo and Fair 2006 yesterday (March 22), at the Portland Parish Library. The event is scheduled for April 12 on the grounds of CASE.
    Speaking further on the scholarships, he said the awards would be made to one clubbite from each of the five high schools in Portland and was a gesture of support to the 4-H movement and to encourage clubbities to pursue careers in agriculture.
    The provision of the scholarships is an extension of support by CASE to the 4-H organization, with the institution already providing training facilities for clubbities and is the venue for the annual 4-H Achievement Day.
    Dr. Ivy further urged other clubbities to pursue training at the college, noting that the agricultural skills acquired through the 4-H movement, as well as the discipline provided, would ensure their academic success.
    Meanwhile, the CASE president praised the 4-H organization for its role in moulding the lives of young people over the years, noting that it was the duty of every responsible citizen to ensure that the youth were empowered to become productive members of society.
    He observed that while some youngsters were contributing to the development of their communities, others were having a negative impact on the society and were in need of proper guidance and direction.