4 Medina FFA students receive inaugural Harvey A. Lyndaker scholarships

Posted 24 March 2021 at 12:36 pm

Photo courtesy of Medina Central School: From left include Janet Lyndaker, Heidi Lyndaker, Evie Schultz, Bailey Jackson, Sydney Watts and Emma Carson.

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – Congratulations go to Evie Schultz, Bailey Jackson, Sydney Watts and Emma Carson of Medina High School for receiving the Harvey A. Lyndaker Living to Serve Scholarship.

Mr. Lyndaker was the Vocational Agriculture teacher at Medina Central School District for 35 years and the advisor for the Medina Chapter of the FFA. He passed away in 2020 and the memorial scholarships were set up in his honor at the request of his family. Students applied for the scholarship by answering a series of questions about their feelings on FFA, community service and their future plans after high school.

“I feel incredibly honored,” said Evie Schultz, who was awarded the first place scholarship. “He was a very great man that I was lucky enough to have met quite a few times. I appreciate greatly all the work that Mrs. Lyndaker and their daughter Heidi put into making this possible.”

Mrs. Janet Lyndaker and Heidi presented each of the students with a check and a keepsake box. Heidi told the students that her father lived the FFA motto and how he lived to serve. She encouraged the young ladies to be constant learners.

“Sometimes that means you have to teach yourself, just like my dad,” she said.

Evie Schultz will be attending SUNY Fredonia for Psychology, Emma Carson will be attending Elmira College for Pre-Med (Biology), Bailey Jackson will be attending Cobleskill College for Animal Science and Sydney Watts will be studying Biology/Zoology and an unconfirmed college.

This is the first year for what will be an annual scholarship.