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June 20, 2013

$1,000 Built Ford Tough-FFA Scholarship awarded to local youth

INDIANAPOLIS – Brandie Rohmann, a 2013 graduate of Weatherford High School and member of FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by McRee Ford and Ford Motor Company.

Rohmann’s mother is Wendy Rohmann, of Weatherford. Rohmann plans to study Pre-Vet Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The Built Ford Tough-FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.

The scholarship is one of 530 scholarships awarded by Ford Division, Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Dealers to FFA members who are high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2013, or current collegiate students. This program is a part of Ford’s overall commitment to the National FFA Foundation.

Additionally, five National $1,000 BFT-FFA scholarships are being awarded on behalf of Ford Trucks as a special project ofthe National FFA Foundation. Ford has supported the National FFA Foundation since the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948, and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. To date, the program has awarded $7,645,000 in scholarships to 7,645 FFA members throughout the country.

The National FFA organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.

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