Jacksboro student named Ford Leadership Scholar
The Texas FFA Association selected 10 agriculture students to participate in the Ford Leadership Scholars program and receive a $1,000 scholarship upon completion of the program. The participants are juniors in high school and chosen based upon six characteristics of leadership – action,relationships, vision, character, awareness and continuous improvement.
The program provides an intense hands-on leadership development experience through apprentice-type scenarios, interaction with nationally recognized leaders and projects to be completed by students in their respective communities.
“Fostering effective, visionary servant leadership is vitally important to the future of our state and nation. I believe the Ford Leadership Scholars program provides a unique opportunity for FFA members to develop their potential to lead a life of influence and for the FFA to create a legacy of leadership for communities across Texas” said Texas FFA Executive Director Tom Maynard.
The program is funded by an endowment established by the Ford Motor Company, Texas Ford dealers and the Texas FFA Foundation to enhance the leadership opportunities of the Texas FFA members.
The students selected included Johnny Callan of Jacksboro FFA.
The Texas FFA Association is an agricultural youth leadership organization that has operated as an integral part of the state’s agricultural education curriculum since 1929. The organization is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 115,000 members in more than 1,000 high school and middle school campuses.