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MACON, Ga. – Recipients of the Post Secondary Scholarships were recognized at the 95th State FFA Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 27-29, 2023.
Georgia FFA focuses on developing technical and leadership skills that will prepare students for whatever career field they plan to enter into after high school. Many students plan to go on to obtain degrees at post-secondary institutions. The post secondary scholarships awarded at convention will aid these students in their educational endeavors working towards their future careers.
The 2023 Ford Trucks of Georgia Scholarships were awarded to Shanna Wilkerson of Emanuel County Institute FFA, Carter Steele of Pike County FFA, Jane Rowell of Citizens Christian Academy FFA, Macy Goodman of Bainbridge FFA, Virgil Simmons of Pataula Charter FFA, Kendall Martin of North Forsyth FFA, Katelin Wilber of Eastside FFA, Madison Rice of North Georgia Christian Academy FFA, Breanna Harris of Effingham College and Career Academy FFA, and Reese Tompkins of Tift County FFA.
The 2023 recipients of the James G. Harris Memorial Scholarship were Hailey Montgomery of West Laurens FFA, Jack Lingenfelter of Coffee County FFA, and Jesse Cronic of Jackson-Empower FFA.
The winner of the Dr. Frank Flanders Scholarship was Ivey Cook of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The 2023 Growing America’s Farmers Scholarships were awarded to`Jacob Rowe of Echols County FFA, Joan Tovar of Sumter County FFA, Jacob Mantooth of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe FFA, and Thomas Nichols of Berrien County FFA.
The 2023 recipient of the William and Marihope Troutman Flatt Scholarship is Ava Greer of Fullington Academy FFA.
The winner of the 2023 Atlanta Farmers Club Scholarship is Tim Deas of Peach County FFA.
The 2023 Claxton Poultry Scholarship was awarded to Taylor Smith of Tatnall County FFA.
The 2023 recipients of the ABAC State Scholarship are Bethany Champion of Sonoraville FFA, Gracie Bananto of Northside FFA, and Luke Nichols of Berrien County FFA.
The winner of the 2023 UGA Pacesetters Scholarship is Brent Miller of Bainbridge FFA.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. There are nearly 860,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has more than 80,000 members, making it the third largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education.
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