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Farmer’s Federation awards seven scholarships

Since 2000, the Butler County Farmers Federation has been awarding scholarships to deserving students.

On April 30, the organization recognized its latest crop of recipients at a reception at Cambrian Ridge.

“We try to help as many students as we can each year based on the amount of money we have and the students’ needs,” said Carey Thompson. “These students have worked hard and they deserve to be recognized.”

The Butler County Farmers Federation awarded seven scholarships to county students on April 30. Pictured, from left to right, are Carey Thompson, Matthew Sheffield, Tyler Gibson, Price Jones, Percy Thompson, Caitlin Wright, Dwight Vickery, Erin Odom, Channing McIntyre, Suzie Snow and Ashley Ballard. (Submitted Photo)

The Butler County Farmers Federation awarded seven scholarships to county students on April 30. Pictured, from left to right, are Carey Thompson, Matthew Sheffield, Tyler Gibson, Price Jones, Percy Thompson, Caitlin Wright, Dwight Vickery, Erin Odom, Channing McIntyre, Suzie Snow and Ashley Ballard. (Submitted Photo)

The following students were chosen for their academic excellence and active participation in school and community: Matthew Sheffield, Georgiana School; Tyler Gibson, Fort Dale Academy; Price Jones, Fort Dale Academy; Caitlin Wright, McKenzie School graduate; Erin Odom, McKenzie School; Channing McIntyre, McKenzie School; and Ashley Ballard, McKenzie School.

According to Thompson, students attending a four-year college or university will receive $1,000, while students attending a two-year college or trade school will receive $500.

Thompson said that in the last 15 years, the BCFF has presented 82 students with scholarships.