At Hurst Farm Supply, we’re devoted to our community and to furthering the education of our area students. That’s why we’re proud to announce this year’s FFA scholarships that are being awarded to six local students.
2017 is the 33rd year for the FFA’s scholarship program, with over $47 million in scholarship funds since the program began.
Students who plan to pursue either a two-year or four-year college education, or a vocational program, were eligible to receive scholarships. FFA recipients nationwide had an average GPA of 3.76 and ranked in the top 16 percent of their class.
More than 8,300 students applied for this year’s scholarships.
Here’s a look at the six area students who each received a $2,000 FFA scholarship from Hurst Farm Supply.
A member of the Shallowater FFA, Joshua has a 3.95 GPA and plans to study Pre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences at Lubbock Christian University.
The son of Scott and Phebe Myers, Joshua said, “I assure you that I will use my scholarship to represent the greatest and largest student-led organization (FFA) in the world during my time at LCU.”
Samantha is well-deserving of her FFA scholarship from Hurst, as she’s maintained a perfect 4.0-grade point average as well being a member of the Abernathy FFA chapter. The daughter of Marcus and Angie Sullivan, she plans to study Agricultural Education at Texas Tech University with the intention of becoming a teacher.
“I would like to use this scholarship to help and give back to my parents for all the time and resources they provide for me,” Samantha said.
Matthew belongs to the Tahoka FFA chapter and has a 3.95 GPA. The son of Christopher and Kristi Lockaby, Matthew plans to major in Agricultural Economics at Texas Tech.
“With this scholarship I plan to fully pursue my college education and improve the agriculture industry,” Matthew said.
Braxton has maintained a 3.6 GPA while also being part of Borden’s FFA chapter. The son of Kurt and Jeanie Coor, Braxton will attend Texas Tech and plans to major in landscape architecture.
“This scholarship will allow me to help aid the cost of my college education which will help me obtain my degree and start my path to becoming a successful member of society.” said Braxton.
One of two recipients from the Borden FFA, Avery has kept a 3.5-grade point average. She will attend Texas Tech University and plans to study Agricultural Communications. She’s the daughter of James and Sandi Price.
“I’m proud and thankful to be an FFA member and will continue to use my knowledge and skills to achieve each goal in order to better the agricultural industry,” Avery said.
Jadeyn is a senior at Ralls High School where she serves as the Ralls FFA Chapter President. The daughter of Lloyd and Angela Arthur, Jadeyn has a 3.95 GPA and intends to become a veterinarian. She’ll attend Texas A&M University – College Station in the fall and plans to major in Pre-Vet/Vet Medicine or Sciences.
Jadeyn was raised on her family cotton farm and has raised agricultural awareness through her many community involvements.