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North Stanly graduate receives $1,500 scholarship

Tanner Carrick

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,500 America’s Farmer Grow Ag Leaders scholarship to Tanner Carrick, a graduate of North Stanly High School.
The scholarship is sponsored by America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Monsanto Fund.
Carrick, who served as president of the North Stanly FFA chapter of the last two years, plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at North Carolina State University.
This scholarship is one of 1,829 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently 114 sponsors contribute more than $2.5 million to support scholarships for students.
For 34 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation.
This funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals.
The 2018 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,831 applicants from across the country.
Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.
An Albemarle resident, Carrick recently took top honors at the North Carolina FFA State Convention for developing a supervised agricultural experience in Fiber and Oil Crop Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement.
Carrick was named the North Carolina FFA winner in Fiber and Oil Crop Production-Entrepreneurship/Placement and is eligible to compete for national honors.
Carrick was also awarded third place for his supervised agricultural experience in the area of Beef Production-Placement at state competition.