Davie FFA recognized

Published 9:31 am Thursday, July 6, 2017

RALEIGH – The Davie County FFA Chapter was recognized as a National FFA Chapter Award Winner during the N.C. FFA State Convention at the Raleigh Convention Center, June 20-22.

This award is designed to recognize FFA chapters that have excelled during the current year in growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Chapters must submit an extensive application outlining their program of activities, goals, means to accomplish those goals as well as the program outcomes.  This application will go on to compete for national honors at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in October.

Davie FFA represented their chapter at the state convention.

Katie Shoaf participated in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event.  Students are given 30 minutes to prepare a speech on a general agricultural topic. The speech must be 4-6 minutes in length. At the conclusion, the judges may question the speaker up to five minutes. Finalists are selected on delivery, content and responses to the questions. Katie Shoaf placed first in the region.

Ashton Chaffin, Morgan Galliher, Sydney Cobb, and Hunter Hendrix participated in the State Floriculture Career Development Event.  During this competition student demonstrate their problem solving and technical skills, identify plants, and complete a general knowledge exam on the floral industry. The floriculture team placed second in the region

Morgan Galliher, Hunter Hendrix, and Katie Shoaf also received their state FFA degree. They must first have obtained the Greenhand and Chapter FFA Degrees, completed two years of high school study in agricultural education and maintained membership in the FFA. The student must have an agricultural project in place and must have earned and productively invested at least $1,000, or worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time.

In addition to these requirements, the students must have demonstrated leadership ability by performing 10 parliamentary abilities, giving a six-minute speech on a topic related to agriculture or the FFA, serving as an officer, committee chair, or a participating member of a chapter committee and must have participated in at least five FFA activities above the chapter level.

The National FFA is a youth organization within agricultural education that provides students the opportunity to develop leadership, personal growth and career success.