The Frenship FFA department is proud to announce that seniors Carolyn Benitez and Zachary Hitt each received a $20,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 30 four-year, $20,000 Exhibitor Scholarships to FFA students across Texas who were outstanding exhibitors in one of the 17 eligible Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Shows. The students had to exhibit in the 2017 Show and also exhibited in at least one of the previous three shows during their high school career.
Students were also scored on academic grades, ACT/SAT scores, FFA or 4-H involvement, and numerous essays they completed within the scholarship. All recipients of show scholarships must demonstrate academic potential, citizenship/leadership and financial need, and they must attend a Texas college or university.
“This is a great accomplishment for even one student at a school, but Frenship should feel blessed to have two outstanding individuals receive this award,” said Will Edwards, Frenship FFA teacher and advisor.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s educational programs are a significant part of the show’s goals of benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation.