FFA Kicks Off A New School Year
On the weekend of August 9th, our new officer team went down to Fort Valley and stayed at Camp John Hope where they decided on the budget, program of work, t-shirt design, and worked on their opening ceremony.
This year's team members are:
(From left to right) Shelbye Thompson- Reporter, Rachel Casteel- Sentinel, Deyana Stokes- Vice President, Anna Grace Simmons- President, Clayton Drury- Chaplain, Caitlin Ham- Secretary, and Jacob McGourik- Treasurer
*Our President, Anna Grace Simmons, is in 11th grade. She participates in many competitions but the ones that she enjoys the most are Landjudging and Wildlife. She is also a member of the Beta Club and Junior Executive. Outside of school, she enjoys photography and drawing.
*Our Vice President, Deyana Stokes, is in 11th grade. She participates in the Nursery and Floriculture competitions. She is a member of the auxiliary team of the Mary Persons Marching Band. Outside of school, she likes to draw and read.
*Our Secretary, Caitlin Ham, is in 11th grade. She does many competitions but she enjoys Livestock Judging the most. Outside of school, she volunteers at Save A Pet.
*Our Treasurer, Jacob McGourik, is in 10th grade. He most enjoys competing in the Forestry competitions. He is also a member of the Mary Persons Marching Band.
*Our Reporter, Shelbye Thompson, is in 12th grade. She participates in Floriculture competitions. Outside of school, she makes shirts and vinyl stickers.
*Our Sentinel, Rachel Casteel, is in 10th grade. She competes in the Wildlife competitions. She is also involved in the FBLA club. Outside of school, she makes jewelry.
*Our Chaplain, Clayton Drury, is in 10th grade. He competes in Livestock Showing. He is also a member of the Mary Persons Cross Country team. Outside of school, he likes to skateboard.
This year is going to be a great year for FFA and we want you to be a part of it. You can only be a member of the FFA if you are enrolled in an Ag class first or second semester. If you don't have an Ag class until second semester, you can still be a member as long as you pay your dues. Dues are $15 for just membership and $20 for membership and a t-shirt. To pay, just find Mr.Smith or Mr.Waldrep and give your information and money to them.
We are having a recruitment cookout on August 26th. The students are going to the school farm before the cookout. If you need a ride there, the bus leaves at 3:30pm behind the Ag room. The students and parents can come to the cookout at the school cafeteria at 7:00pm. We encourage everyone to come even if you aren't sure about being part of FFA. This event is the kickoff to a great year.