Randall Boone Awarded the Ford Family Community Scholarship

December 15, 2023 / 5 mins read

Randall Boone Awarded the Ford Family Community Scholarship


The recipient of the Ford Family Community Scholarship is Randy Boone, a senior at Southwood High School. Randy will attend Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall to study exercise science/physical therapy.

Randy Boone is a student leader at school, in the community, and in his church. He is president of Southwood’s student congress and captain of the football team. His has learned to lead by example and to use encouragement and honesty to build a sense of team. When asked what he would do as a leader in his community, he focused his attention on the importance of education for all communities.

This scholarship supports the education of a future leader. “As I continue to grow,” Randy says, “I plan on continuing to help those under me or younger than me develop into leaders in the same way that those older than me have helped me develop as a positive leader with influence.”

The Ford Family Community Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of the late Wilbur and Florence Ford and their descendants, many of whom were life-long Wabash County residents who believed in investing locally, supporting community organizations, volunteering, and creating opportunities for future generations. Candidates for the Ford Family Community Scholarship submit a blind application and an essay on leadership. Five finalists sit for an interview to talk about their experiences in leadership among their peers and their visions for their community.

Applicants were evaluated on their potential to become the leaders of the future. In particular, the Ford Family Community Scholarship awards this four year, full-tuition scholarship to students who have been involved in their communities through volunteer service, community events, youth groups, clubs, teams, student government or other youth leadership opportunities.