Marion High School senior Cara Martin, 17, attended the American Miniature Horse World Show Sept. 26 through Oct. 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. While there, Cara was awarded the 2012 AMHA Youth/Amateur Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to a youth or amateur under the age of 20 based on academics, extracurricular activities, horse-related activities, and character references from the equine industry, education field and community resources. Cara also wrote an essay “What Role will your American Miniature Horse play in your Future?”
Cara plans to eventually attend Texas Technical Institution to earn degrees in social work and special education. She also wants to become a certified PATH International instructor in therapeutic horsemanship. Cara has been on the AMHYA Youth Executive Council for the last four years and has been showing miniature horses for eight years. She is also an active member of 4-H, FFA, and her church youth group. Cara’s parents are Matt and Melissa Zieammermann of rural Marion.