POCAHONTAS, AR August 9, 2019 – Whitney Williams Sessums of Paragould has been awarded the fall 2019 Keith Ward Memorial FFA Scholarship. This Scholarship was created in memory of Keith Ward by his wife and daughters. Mr. Ward was a 1969 Pocahontas High School graduate and was FFA president when he graduated that year. The Wards were also the 2008 Randolph County Farm Family of the Year. Mr. Ward and his family were longtime farmers. He was also an Oak Ridge Central school board member for ten years and a longtime Oak Ridge Central PTA member and president.
Sessums is a 2016 graduate of Greene County Tech High School. She is the daughter of Anthony Williams and Mandy Straub and the wife of Blake Sessums. Sessums is seeking an Associate of Science in Agriculture and is planning a career as an Ag Teacher.
For more information about setting up a scholarship, contact Karen Liebhaber at (870) 248-4185 or email her at KarenL@blackrivertech.edu.