Emily-CaryFFA, $5,000, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Animal Science

Emily Cary of Alpine is graduating from El Capitan High School, where she has maintained a 4.6 GPA and is graduating seventh in her class of 447. As a pole vaulter with many interests, accolades and great determination, Emily is certain to vault to the top at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she plans to major in Animal Science and then matriculate at the University of California Davis to earn a degree in Veterinary Medicine. “I have wanted to be a vet since I can remember,” confides Emily, who has been a participant and a leader in FFA for four years and in 4-H for nine.