HAYVEN & SCENTINEL, THE DIABETES ALERT DOG
Hayven Chase, 18, is a busy student at Timberlake High in the northern Idaho town of Athol.
The high school student is a member of the local Future Farmers of America chapter and was also a finalist in the High School Discussion Meet contest organized by the Young Farmers & Ranchers of Idaho. And she’s loved horses since she was little.
“I started riding bikes at my aunt’s ranch when I was about 5, so I’ve been obsessed with them since I was little. And so, I’ve always been known as a horse freak,” said Hayven Chase.
Hayven also competes as a rodeo queen and plans to pursue an agricultural business degree at the University of Idaho this fall.
“There are so many different opportunities to have an agricultural business degree, there are so many different paths I can go down,” Hayven said.
Almost ten years ago, she received news that would change her life.
“I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was eight years old and I really had no idea what it was. I knew my cousin had it, but I didn’t know what would be in it,” Hayven said.