LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — Here is a press release from AgTexas Farm Credit Services:
Tonight (Tuesday evening, May 10), AgTexas Farm Credit Services awarded $8,000 in scholarships during its seventh annual AgTexas AgYouth Scholarship program at the FiberMax Center for Discovery (formerly Bayer Museum of Agriculture).
AgTexas honored eight outstanding high school graduates who excelled in their 4-H and FFA chapters, each with a $1,000 scholarship. The $8,000 is part of a total of $24,000 in scholarships awarded through the education initiative that AgTexas created seven years ago.
These students are Nyoma Alvarado (Meadow FFA), Cash Campbell (Idalou FFA), Riley Siders (Hockley County 4-H/Levelland FFA), Trista Stanley (Whitharral FFA), Leslie Torres (Ralls FFA), Hannah Zientek (Lubbock Cooper FFA ) and Jordan Albus and Madison Kerby (both of Whiteface FFA).
In addition to the eight Lubbock Region $1,000 scholarship winners, each of the 24 regional winners received a $100 gift card.
The program has awarded more than $160,000 to senior graduates in markets where AgTexas has offices – including Lubbock, Brownfield, Levelland and Seminole in the Southern Plains region.
“Tonight we honored some of the brightest young minds in Texas with this program,” said Tim McDonald, CEO of AgTexas Farm Credit. He adds, “These students represent the next generation of agricultural and community leaders in Texas and the United States. It is our privilege to pay tribute to their achievements thus far and to encourage them for the future.
McDonald continues, “We have missed being in person at our banquets for the past two years due to the pandemic. We like to celebrate in the same room with our winners and their parents. Graduation season is a special time in their lives, and we look forward to sharing this occasion together. »
Outstanding students from 4-H and FFA high schools have received significant recognition for their dedication to agriculture. These 4-H and FFA programs help introduce many of their participants to agriculture, enabling students to learn and apply science and technology to make farming and ranching more productive and provide them with a promising future.
“We are very pleased to have created the Ag Youth of the Month program because it draws positive attention to young people who are investing in our state and our nation as well as their own future,” concluded McDonald.
AgTexas serves approximately 3,500 members in 43 counties across its Panhandle, South Plains and Central Texas regions.
About AgTexas Farm Credit Services: AgTexas is a rural credit union that provides financing for real estate and working capital, as well as insurance, leasing and cash management services for farms. agriculture industry since 1934. Today, AgTexas serves approximately 3,500 members in 43 counties through 11 offices, including Lubbock, Brownfield, Levelland and Seminole. In the Southern Plains, AgTexas serves Cochran, Crosby, Gaines, Garza, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry and Yoakum counties.
(AgTexas Farm Credit Services press release)