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Anna Minich


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My goal in life it to use the talents God gave me for the benefit of others. I know that God has given me a strong call to the service of animals. When I look to the future I hope to pursue a Veterinary degree and serve, care for, and protect animals. I am the oldest of 6 children so I automatically know the value of strong leadership. To encourage this in myself and others I am very involved in FFA, 4-H, Student Council, NHS, AQHA, IQHA, and other student activities. Looking forward in life I want to continue to bring the leadership skills I have built up over the years into my eventual career as a Veterinarian.


South Central Jr-Sr High School

High School
2014 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Animal Sciences
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      Equine Veterinarian

    • Market stocker

      Garwood Orchards
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Herdsman

      Triple M Dairy
      2016 – Present8 years



    2015 – Present9 years


    • NSBYA Youth of the Year
    • AQHA Year End Highpoint Level 1 Showmanship Champion
    • AQHA Level 1 Championships East Rookie Youth Trail Champion
    • AQHA Youth Champion

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Harvest Call — Food packager
      2019 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana — Junior Coach
      2022 – 2023

    Future Interests




    Inguz Memorial Scholarship
    Have you ever heard of a cowlick? Well, I happen to have one in my hair, and until the age of 10, I believed my Dad when he said that I got it when one of our cows licked my hair when I was a baby. I've lived on a dairy farm for most of my life. My Mom, Dad, and 5 younger siblings own a farm called Triple M Dairy in Northwest Indiana. From a young age, I was notorious for needing my pockets checked before I came into the house for the risk that I was bringing some hurt bird, frog, or other small critter to nurse back to health in my room. Being on the more timid side, I naturally found comfort in working with and providing for animals. Now, being a very involved high school senior, I have found my voice in organizations like FFA, 4-H, and AQHA. These organizations have given me a chance to nurture my passion while simultaneously giving me the drive to pursue leadership roles that I otherwise would have shied away from. My love for animals and involvement in agriculture-based organizations have worked in tandem to shape me into the person I am today. Despite living on a dairy farm, I would have to say the animals I have been called to the most are horses. From the first pony, my Mom got me, I was hooked. I now show Quarter Horses on a national scale and have been very fortunate to have the opportunities I do. To take advantage of these opportunities, I have shadowed many equine veterinarians and have found a particular interest in sports medicine and equine reproduction. Seeing horses with injuries ranging from damaged flexor tendons to chronic kissing spine find relief at the hands of a veterinarian has been monumental for me. I want nothing more than to help animals and owners find solace in whatever way possible, and hope that I can perform research to help expedite the healing process for animals when possible. I hope to use the knowledge I have gathered from working with horses ranging from miniature horses to draft horses around local farms, 4-H workshops, and AQHA shows to expand veterinary care for animals as we know it. Coming from the background of a dairy farm, I know the value of a herdsman. Someone who is in charge of the animals and knows when something is outside of the ordinary. Working as a veterinarian for an inpatient equine facility, I would be able to use a watchful eye and notice the small discrepancies in patients that only a trained professional would see. I know the value animals have to their owners and want to pursue a career in which I can be trained to help them in the best way possible. The person I am now looks very different because of the animals I have come to cherish over the years. I have firsthand experience with how animals provide a pathway to becoming a better, more outspoken, more driven person. My cows and horses have taught me the value of hard work. From my roots on a dairy farm to my ambitions of becoming a trained equine veterinarian with the capabilities of serving horses with the highest quality care available, I am confident that my past has prepared me for the future challenges I want to tackle. I am more than determined to devote my life to the study, protection, and care of the animals that have given us so much.