Nelson awarded scholarship

The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Fastline Media Group scholarship to Hollie Nelson, a 2018 graduate of Fairfield High School.

Nelson plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Des Moines Area Community College.

The scholarship is one of 1,829 awarded through the National FFA Organization?s scholarship program this year. Currently 114 sponsors, including the Fastline Media Group, contribute more than $2.5 million to support scholarships for students.

The 2018 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,831 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant?s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.