National FFA Scholarship Awarded to Local Student
The National FFA Organization has awarded a $2,000 John Deere Dealer scholarship to Anntwinette Fox of the Hundred FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Middletown Tractor Sales. Fox plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Potomac State College (W.Va.).
Fox is the daughter of Jim and Lori Fox of Littleton; the granddaughter of Earl and Shirley Cook of Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania, and the late Pete and Irene Fox of Littleton.
Annie attended Hundred High School for four years. While in high school, she has been a very active member of her FFA chapter and was the President her senior year. As an FFA member, she has excelled in many contests, including various speaking contests, livestock judging, Parliamentary Procedure and Land Judging. She has competed at the national level for many different contests, and she and her land judging team currently hold the title of national reserve champions.
Annie has always held a genuine love for agriculture and has become a great leader throughout high school. After two years at Potomac State, she plans to transfer to West Virginia University’s main campus in Morgantown to complete her degree.
In the future, Annie hopes to work as an Ag Ed teacher and FFA advisor, as well as having a family of her own someday. She has received a lot of support from her community and various different organizations, and she would like to thank all those who have helped her.
The John Deere scholarship is one of 1,888 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently 115 sponsors contribute more than $2.7 million to support scholarships for students.
For 33 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. This generous funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2017 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,337 applicants across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record,
FFA and other school community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth, and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.