CEV Multimedia selected its first recipients of the Jerry Franklin “Pursuit of Excellence” Scholarship, in memory of the longtime New Mexico agricultural education instructor and former CEV curriculum sales consultant. Two outstanding New Mexico high school seniors who displayed remarkable achievements in both extra-curricular activities and in their high school agriculture program will each receive the scholarship for the 2011 – 2012 school year to support their respective colleges.
The recipients who received the Jerry Franklin “Pursuit of Excellence” Scholarship are:
Morgan Pinnell, Texico High School – Morgan is a standout student, basketball player, volleyball player, and has a substantial background in FFA. She currently serves as the FFA District IV Treasurer and Chapter Vice President. She is a state FFA degree recipient and a member of the state-winning Poultry Evaluation career development event in 2010. She looks forward to applying her FFA experiences in her future endeavors.
Chase Thompson, San Jon High School – Chase’s involvement in FFA has taught him important life lessons that he says have prepared him for his future college career. He was the state sheep proficiency winner in 2010, the star state greenhand in agribusiness in 2009, and has won several impressive awards for his market lamb projects. Chase strives to live up to the FFA motto, “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve,” which he says has inspired him throughout his high school career.