I am largely the person I am today, because of Troy’s influence on my life during such a crucial time in my development, my pre-teen years. This scholarship is given to young men and women that are willing to be a light in a darkening society. Troy Van Norman strived for excellence in everything that he did. Whether he was working on the ranch, training horses in the show pen, or competing in rough stock and timed events in rodeo. Troy worked hard in school, got good grades, was an amazing employee that anyone would love to hire to do any job and to top it all off, Troy was fun! Troy’s enthusiasm and sense of humor was contagious and not only was he productive in everything he did, but he did it with a smile on his face and created a working environment that people enjoyed being around. This scholarship is given to young men and women that strive for excellence in everything they do, have a solid work ethic and create a positive working and learning environment for students and employees.
– Wade Black