Maxwell wins scholarship

Published 12:10 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MALORI MAXWELL accepts the scholarship from Dru Glaze, on behalf of Monsanto, while her parents, Paul and Dena Maxwell, and brother, Richard, look on.

Malori Maxwell of Bainbridge was recently awarded a $1,500 Commitment to Ag Scholarship from Monsanto Company and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB).

In the fall, Maxwell will attend Bainbridge College where she plans to pursue a degree in veterinary technology.

At Bainbridge High School, Maxwell was a member of the four-time regional winning tennis team. She also received the distinction of Honor Graduate and Outstanding Senior.

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In total, $150,000 in scholarships was given to 100 high school seniors from across the United States in recognition of their academic achievements and leadership in agriculture.

“I was both honored and humbled to receive the Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship,” said Maxwell.  “It gives me an opportunity to reach my goals.”

Maxwell’s aspiration to obtain a career in agriculture showed through her academic record, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and personal essay submitted as a part of the application process.

“Malori is an excellent student and I am very proud of her,” said Hugh Lainer, FFA adviser. “I have no doubts she will do well.”

The scholarship was awarded on May 16 during the Senior Awards Ceremony at Bainbridge High School.

Commitment to Ag Scholarship winners must be from a farming family, plan to enroll as a full-time student in an agriculture-based program at an accredited school and commit to obtaining a career in agriculture. Winners are chosen based on their strong academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities.

Students that apply for the Commitment to Agriculture Scholarships through the National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program benefit from Monsanto’s support of over $1 million to National FFA in 2011.