Riley earns Ford FFA scholarship



Shelby Rae Riley, a 2012 graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Don Hinds Ford and Ford Motor Company in Fishers. She is the daughter of Rob and Sandy Riley of Noblesville. She plans to study Agricultural Communications at Purdue University.

The Built Tough-FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.

Riley recently finished serving her second term as the Hamilton Southeastern FFA chapter president. She also served this year as the District V Indiana FFA President. Within Hamilton Southeastern FFA, Riley judged horses, placed sixth overall at the North American International Livestock Exposition and was on the winning team of the Paint World Judging Contest in Fort Worth, Texas. She has also been an active member of the Parliamentary Procedure team and Livestock Evaluation and has participated in Prepared Public Speaking. She has competed in Creed Speaking and Job Interview at the district level as well. Riley has received the Star Chapter Greenhand, Star Chapter Farmer awards and earned a Hoosier Degree.