The Bexar County Master Gardeners recently named Janos Arnosky as one of their 2011-2012 scholarship recipients. For the past four years, the Bexar County Master Gardener organization has offered two $2000 scholarships each year to horticulture majors attending a Texas college or university. An important component of our educational mission, the support and encouragement of worthy students who plan to become a part of the horticulture landscape in Texas is one our most rewarding projects. This year’s recipients have the talent and commitment to become a vital part of Texas horticulture.
Janos Arnosky grew up on a cut flower farm in Wimberley, Texas, where he is now assistant manager. He is involved in all aspects of the business—from plowing, planting and irrigating to wholesale sales and delivery. A sophomore at Texas A&M, his major is horticulture, with a minor in Spanish. Through his horticulture coursework, Janos hopes to gain an understanding of the science involved in growing specialty crops. Janos was named Most Outstanding Freshman in Horticulture in spring 2011. Additionally, during his first year at A&M, he served as a group leader in the Big Event, the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation, and as community project chair of his dorm. An Eagle Scout and certified pilot, who is also studying to become a flight instructor, Janos is clearly a talented person with a lot to offer his fellow Texans.