Ford-FFA scholarships awarded to 2 Roy-Hart seniors

CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIn the forefront, Royalton-Hartland FFA members Madeline Keyes, left, and Delaney Draper, right, stand with Howell Motors Inc. owner-operator Mike Landers at the June 11 high school academic awards ceremony. Keyes and Draper each received a $1,000 National FFA scholarship through Howell Motors and Ford Motor Company.

Two Royalton-Hartland High School seniors earned National FFA scholarships this year.

Madeline Keyes and Delaney Draper, both members of the Royalton-Hartland FFA, were awarded $1,000 scholarships on behalf of Howell Motors Inc. and Ford Motor Company.

Keyes plans to attend Alfred University and Draper will attend Keuka College.

The National FFA Foundation secures sponsors like Howell Motors and the Ford company to grant scholarships across the country. This year’s recipients were chosen from a national pool of 8,825 applicants. Selections were based on the applicants’ leadership, academic record, involvement with FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.