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Local Graduates Receive Scholarships from Lone Star Ag Credit

FORT WORTH, Texas – Mayzie Purviance of Bogata and Katy Wilkins of Blossom were two of six recipients of a 2015 scholarship from Lone Star Ag Credit. Each winner received a $2,500 scholarship.

Purviance is a recent graduate of Rivercrest High School. She plans to attend Paris Junior College next fall. She was active in 4-H, the Rivercrest FFA Chapter, National Honor Society, and the Rivercrest softball team. She also volunteered with the Regency Nursing Home, Bogota Food Pantry, Spirit of Giving and the Buckner Orphanage Shoe Warehouse in Dallas.

Wilkins recently graduated from Prairiland High School. She plans to attend Texas A&M University next fall. Her memberships include BETA Club, Phi Kappa Theta Honor Society, FFA, Youth for Christ and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She gave back to her communities in many ways, including showing the process of milk production in a mobile dairy, volunteering at Pine Cove Christian Camp and delivering for Meals on Wheels.

"It is a reminder when we see outstanding contributions to and regard for agriculture by students like Mayzie and Katy that the future is bright. On behalf of Lone Star Ag Credit, it is a pleasure to award scholarships to students like this." Barbara Golden, Paris Credit Office President, said.

Lone Star Ag Credit provides financing for rural land, rural homes, agribusinesses, livestock, agricultural equipment and operating expenses. It is headquartered in Fort Worth and has credit offices in Abilene, Cleburne, Corsicana, Denton, Fort Worth, Hillsboro, Lampasas, Mount Pleasant, New Boston, Paris, Round Rock, Sherman, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Temple, Waco and Weatherford. The lending organization is a part of the nationwide Farm Credit System.

Published June 24, 2015