John Deere celebrated The First Tee 2019 Power for Good scholarship contest winners last week on the eve of The John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. The winners participated in a panel discussion with Scott Langley, a First Tee alum.
“As a leader in the golf industry, we are committed to supporting the next generation of golfers, and one way we do this is through our continued relationship with The First Tee and the John Deere Power for Good scholarship contest,” Deere director of global golf Manny Gan said. “The three 2019 winners are leaders both on and off the course, and we are proud to honor these young women this week at The John Deere Classic.”
The scholarship winners are Kharynton Beggs of Charleston, S.C., Katelyn Harris of Antelope, Calif., and Mombo Ngu of Jacksonville, Fla. The purpose of the contest is to recognize the efforts of young men and women in The First Tee program who, like John Deere, have a passion for improving their surroundings. Through an essay application, students are required to write a summary of the impact of their efforts and how their work is connected to the values learned through The First Tee and the game of golf.
Deere has sponsored The First Tee since 2012, working with the organization to positively impact young people through educational programs and the game of golf. The scholarship program launched in late 2016.