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Penn State Poultry Science Club wins national awards

Posted: February 5, 2010

Undergraduates from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences were big winners in the College Student Program at the recent 2010 International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta.
Hannah Atkins, senior in Animal Sciences, won the Frank Perdue Student of the Year Award, as well as a prize of $1000 for the honor.

Hannah Atkins, senior in Animal Sciences, won the Frank Perdue Student of the Year Award, as well as a prize of $1000 for the honor.

Hannah Atkins, a senior from Lewistown majoring in Animal Sciences with a minor in Poultry and Avian Science, received the Frank Perdue Student of the Year Award, which includes a $1,000 cash prize. Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms Inc. and son of the late Frank Perdue, presented the award to Atkins.

 

National awards won by the Penn State Poultry Science Club included the Best Scrapbook Award, a contest that Penn State has won for 11 consecutive years. Penn State was the runner-up to Texas A&M University for the Club of the Year Award. Penn State's Poultry Science Club has been named Club of the Year four times in the past eight years.

With nearly 900 exhibitors, the International Poultry Exposition is the world's largest display of poultry and egg processing technology, equipment, supplies and services. Approximately 300 students from 25 universities attended the College Student Program, and many participated in interviews for internships and jobs with industry and allied firms.