SWGA Farm Credit Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients
To help ensure a bright future for rural communities, as well as the agricultural industry, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit presents several scholarship opportunities each year.
Recipients of the 2022 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit scholarships include Madison Devoux of Cairo, Michael Brent Miller of Bainbridge, Ethan Ragan of Edison, Jane Anne Smith of Blakely, and Tyler Benjamin Williams of Donalsonville.
“The vitality of our region relies on this next generation and we want to create opportunities for these high achievers to continue their education,” said Paxton Poitevint, CEO of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “We are excited to see what the future holds for these bright scholars and together, we celebrate the class of 2022!”
Madison Devoux is a senior at Cairo High school and is the HBCU Scholarship Winner. In class as well as outside of class, Devoux is involved in a range of community and academic activities. “Madison’s commitment for academics, community involvement, and student government sets her apart from her peers. She is a leader, team player, and resilient individual who works hard in all of her endeavors,” said Noni Brown, Director of Grady Educational Center. Madison Devoux will be attending Florida A&M University this coming fall majoring in Industrial Engineering. Please help us congratulate Miss. Devoux!
Michael Brent Miller
Michael Brent Miller is a senior at Bainbridge High School and is one of three winners for the Farm Credit Scholarship. Miller has been an active FFA member all through high school serving as the treasurer, historian, vice president and currently as the president. “Brent is passionate, hardworking, and embodies the meaning of living to serve. He truly understands the meaning of leadership, work ethic, and putting others first,” said Victoria Hill, Ag Teacher at Bainbridge High School. Michael Brent Miller will be attending the University of Georgia this coming fall majoring in Agriculture and Applied Economics. Please help us congratulate Mr. Miller!
Ethan Ragan is a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy and is one of three winners for the Farm Credit Scholarship. Throughout high school, Ragan has been involved in many activities in and out of the classroom. “His dependability, commitment to excellence, leadership, passion and compassion are evident in every project and event in which he participates,” said Leslie Godwin, Counselor at Southwest Georgia Academy. While being a full-time student, Ragan also works daily on his family farm. Ethan Ragan will be attending Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College this coming fall to pursue a degree in Agribusiness. Please help us congratulate Mr. Ragan!
Jane Anne Smith
Jane Anne Smith is a senior at Early County High School and is one of three winners for the Farm Credit Scholarship. While working two jobs as well as being a full-time student, Smith also continued to participate in high school sports and clubs. “Jane Anne is a strong-minded and conscientious student,” said Leigh Anne Collins, Gifted Math Teacher at Early County High School. “I have admired her determination and dedication to meeting her goals.” Jane Anne Smith will be attending the University of Georgia this coming fall to pursue a degree in Business. Please help us congratulate Miss. Smith!
Tyler Benjamen Williams
Tyler Benjamen Williams is a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy and the winner of the Duane Watson Scholarship. This scholarship was created in honor of the late Duane Watson, who measured the value of the life he lived, by helping others. “I have the deepest personal respect for Ty and sincerely believe he will bring unique leadership energy to any situation and will continue to excel academically,” said J. Adam Benton, Head Baseball Coach/Science Department Chair at Southwest Georgia Academy. Williams was in Honor Society, Beta Club, H.A.N.D.S. Club, Boy Scouts, FCA, student council and played football and baseball all throughout his high school career. During his summers, he worked at several farms helping in any way he could. Tyler Williams will be attending the University of Georgia this coming fall to pursue a degree in Agribusiness. Please help us congratulate Mr. Williams!