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Friendly Ford awards $1,000 scholarship to Crosby student

CROSBY—A local senior recently won the Built Ford Tough- FFA Scholarship Program by Friendly Ford of Crosby.
Morgan Motley says she was recruited by Tiffany Rooks to attend St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas and major in Agriculture Education. She plans to present a steer, pig, goat and a showbox for Agricultureal Mechanics at the Crosby Fair and Rodeo Livestock Auction to occur on June 8.
Motley’s parents are James and Wendy Motley of Crosby.
The Built Ford Tough- FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplish-ments while encouraging their future academic achievements.
According to Dale Chennault, Crosby’s F.F.A. advisor, Motley has been in F.F.A. all 4 years at Crosby High participating in F.F.A. projects.
The scholarship is one of 526 scholarships awarded by ford Division, Ford Motor Company and Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2011, or current collegiate students. The program is part of Ford’s overall commitment to the National FFA Foundation.
Additionally, five National $1,000 BFT-FFA Scholarships are being awarded on behalf of Ford Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Ford has supported the National FFA Foundation since the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948 and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegisate scholarship program since 1997. To date, the program has awarded $6,586,000 in scholarships to 6,586 Ffa members throughout the country.