National FFA Scholarship Awarded to Local Student

Alex Marsh, recipient of the National FFA – Toyota Motor Sales Scholarship. (Submitted Photo)

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The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,500 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. scholarship to Alex Marsh of Pierce High School, Arbuckle FFA. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc., as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Alex plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

The Scholarship is one of 1,539 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year. Currently, 130 sponsorships have been made available through the National FFA Foundation by individuals and business and industry sponsors to reward and encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.

Scholarship recipients were selected from 8,050 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) in agricultural education and future goals.

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and its an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to the state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online (www.ffa.org), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/nationalFFA)

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