Miami East FFA Alumni sponsors scholarships

The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter recently recognized graduates of Miami East High School that had been enrolled in Agricultural Education and members of the FFA Chapter. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the applicants completed an essay on “The Benefits of Agricultural Education” and been active in the FFA Chapter for at least one year. Each recipient received a cash scholarship to be used for their further education.

Sarah Pyers is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Pyers of Troy. She has participated in Food Science, attended State and National FFA Conventions, and served as a chapter officer. She earned her State FFA Degree and was second in the state in the Specialty Crop Production Proficiency. She will be attending Findlay University majoring in Occupational Therapy.

Emily Johnson is the daughter of Jim and Kris Johnson of Casstown. She served as a chapter officer for three years, earned her State FFA Degree and was second in the state in the Sheep Production Proficiency. She will be attending Urbana University to major in Communications and Marketing.

Jeni Slone is the daughter of Samantha Gallager of Troy. She has participated in FFA Camp, Ag Day, and Farm Safety Day. She plans on attending college in the medical field and someday plans on enrolling in the military.

Lindsey Brookhart is the daughter of Jeff and Terri Brookhart of Tipp City. She has attended the National FFA Convention , Ag Day, and participating in fruit sales. She will be attending Wilmington College and major in Agricultural Sciences.

The Miami East FFA Alumni was able to provide these scholarship recipients with monies because of the generous donations and support of community members through such projects as the Longaberger Basket Bingo in January and the Silent Auction at the Chapter Banquet in April. They look forward to supporting all Agricultural Education students in their participation in learning about the diversity of the agriculture industry.

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