Kingwood Park FFA Student Recognized as Texas FFA Ford Leadership Scholar
Lauryn Galloway of Kingwood Park FFA was one of ten graduates
of the Texas FFA Association’s Ford Leadership Scholars program recognized at
the sixth annual Ford Leadership Scholars Banquet in Austin, TX on Jan. 8.
Galloway exemplifies the program’s selection criteria of action, relationships,
vision, character, awareness and continuous improvement. More than 200 FFA
members applied to be a part of the program.
“Fostering effective, visionary servant leadership is vitally
important to the future of our state and nation,” said Tom Maynard, Texas FFA
Executive Director, said. “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
The Ford Leadership Scholars program provides an intense
hands-on leadership development experience through apprentice-type scenarios,
interaction with nationally-recognized leaders and projects to be completed by
student in their respective communities. The program is funded by an endowment
established by the Ford Motor Company and Texas Ford dealers. Each scholar also
receives a $1,000 academic scholarship.
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 114,000 members in high school
and middle school campuses. For more information about the Texas FFA
Association, visit www.texasffa.org.