Three students receive Farmington PTA Council scholarships

The Farmington Area PTA Council has awarded three, $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Farmington Public Schools.

Named after former Farmington Public Schools Superintendent C. Robert Maxfield, a man dedicated to serving others by providing educational opportunity to all youths in the community, the scholarships go to active members of high school Parent Teachers Student Associations (PTSA). This year’s recipients are Nya Todd, Harrison High School PTSA; Nia Bailey-Hill, Farmington High School PTSA; and Brenda Davis, Farmington High School PTSA.

Student involvement is an important component at all levels of the PTSA, but especially the secondary grade level. Student voices get a seat at the table with school decision-makers including parents, school leaders and community members. PTSA student leaders gain experience in leadership, advocacy, public speaking, teamwork, event planning – all while improving their school.

The Farmington Area PTA Council, consisting of 16 local PTAs, fundraises for scholarships in many ways, including the upcoming Greater Farmington Area Founders’ Festival bingo tent and duck race, along with business memberships. For information on becoming a Farmington Area PTA Council business member please write to councilpresident@farmingtonareapta.org.

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