A scholarship has been established at Texas Tech University to honor life-long Anton farmer and resident, Johnie Harper, Jr. The 2017 recipient of the award, Emma Mortensen of Brush, Colo., was recognized at the 90th Annual Texas Tech University Agriculture Department “Pig Roast” Scholarship Banquet at the Lubbock Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Miss Mortensen is the daughter of Bradley and Cristi Mortensen and is a sophomore at Texas Tech majoring in Animal Science-Meat Science. This scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the university’s collegiate meat judging program, and Emma is a member of the 2017-18 Team. Also shown are Susan Fletcher (Johnie’s daughter) and her husband, Tom. Harper’s son, John Harper III was unable to attend due to the harvest.


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