Power for Good scholarship winners honored at The John Deere Classic

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The First Tee 2019 John Deere Power for Good scholarship contest winners celebrated at a special lunch & learn during The John Deere Classic.

The winners participated in a panel discussion with Scott Langley, an alumnus of The First Tee, on Tuesday, July 9. Each of the three winners received a $5,000 college scholarship, as well as a VIP experience at The John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., July 8 to 14, including participation in the Wednesday Pro-Am.

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(L to R) 2019 John Deere Power for Good scholarship winners Mombo Ngu, Katelyn Harris and Kharynton Beggs. (Photo: John Deere)

“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,” said Manny Gan, director of global golf at John Deere. “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 2019 John Deere Power for Good scholarship winners are Mombo Ngu of Jacksonville, Fla., Katelyn Harris of Antelope, Calif., and Kharynton Beggs of Charleston, S.C.

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(L to R) John Deere Power for Good 2019 scholarship winners Katelyn Harris, Mombo Ngu and Kharynton Beggs speaking with guests at the John Deere Classic 2019. (Photo: John Deere)

All of the scholarship recipients represent John Deere and The First Tee’s commitment to being a “power for good” through service to their communities, schools and neighborhoods. The purpose of this contest is to recognize the efforts of young men and women in The First Tee program who 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.

John 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 John Deere Power for Good scholarship program first launched in late 2016. Since its inception, the program has awarded scholarship money to nine deserving recipients.

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