FMC awards scholarships to 2 Roy-Hart graduating seniors

Posted 9 July 2024 at 7:29 pm

Photo and information courtesy of FMC Middleport

MIDDLEPORT – Joshua Walker (middle) FMC Middleport Agricultural Sciences Plant’s Maintenance and Site Services Manager welcomes two Royalton-Hartland graduating seniors Madison DiNieri of Middleport (left) and Sophia Santella of Middleport (right) to the local plant.

FMC awarded annual $1,000 scholarships to each student based on judging of their 350-word essays in which in which the students were asked to describe the field of study they intend to pursue and the career goals they hope to achieve.

Madison DiNieri will be continuing her education this fall at New York’s Public Honors College of SUNY Geneseo, majoring in biology.  As she did in high school, she will continue to balance academics and athletics as a member of Geneseo’s women’s club soccer team.  Ultimately, her goal is to become a veterinarian.

During her years at Roy-Hart, Madison was an accomplished scholar and athlete (soccer and basketball), while also being very actively involved in student government, band and other extracurricular activities, in which she often took on leadership roles. She also actively participated in a wide range of community service projects.

Sophia Santella is passionate about the oceans and the life within them, particularly coral reefs, so she will be pursuing a degree in Marine Science and Coastal Restoration with a minor in Oceanology at Coastal Carolina University this fall.

As a Roy-Hart student, Sophia was a high achiever academically, athletically (as a member of the soccer, swim, track & field and cheer teams) and in her extracurricular activities, which included her award-winning participation in the school band (violin), as well as student council and the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America).  She was also a very active volunteer for a number of civic/charitable organizations.

FMC is committed to education and supporting students as they pursue their career aspirations.

“These scholarships were awarded as part of the FMC For Good campaign focus area of Education & Opportunity: Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in Agriculture and STEM,” said Barbara Pilmore, FMC Middleport plant manager. “At FMC, we are committed to investing in programs and partnerships that strengthen the communities where we live and work – because if our communities thrive, so do we.”