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Scholarship awarded to RHS graduates

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports

INDIANAPOLIS -- 2013 Riverton High School FFA graduates Emma Herbst, KaylaRae Lawerence and Brett St. John recently were awarded $1,000 scholarships from Fremont Motors and Ford Motor Company.

The Built Ford Tough FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members' talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.

The scholarship is one of 530 scholarships awarded by Ford Division, Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2013, or current collegiate students. This program is a part of Ford's overall commitment to National FFA Foundation.

Herbst's parents are Frank Herbst and Jean Herbst of Riverton, and she plans to study animal Science at Eastern Wyoming College.

Lawerence's parents are Dennis and Kathy Lawerence, and she plans to study wildlife science at Central Wyoming College.

St. John's parents are Chad St. John and Danielle St. John of Riverton, and he plans to study welding at Central Wyoming College.

Ford has supported the National FFA Foundation since the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948, and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. To date, the program has awarded $7,645,000 in scholarships to 7,645 FFA members throughout the country.

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