Last week was the week of many CDE from Public Speaking to Parli Pro and more. Our chapter had a great placing in all the events we participated in.
We would like to congratulate the follow in public speaking for the amazing quality of the speeches:
Austin Fishback – 1st – Prepared Speaking
Lily Nicolaides – 2nd – Creed Speaking
We would also like to congratulate our Parliamentary Procedure team for placing second overall and these students for each position:
Chairmen – Shane Vaugn – 1st
Secretary – Haley Easton – 3rd
Floor Members – Alexis Baugher – 3rd
I hope everyone has been having an amazing time during the events of the 3rd quarter including FFA week and the 5k Run/Walk & Pancake Breakfast. We would like to remind everyone that events such as Ag Awareness Night and our annual banquet are coming up very soon. Make sure to keep an eye on our events page to keep up to the date with the latest events in our chapter.
- Jonathan J.
I have talked with Mr. Griffith and we have decided that I will be helping working on the website. Hopefully the website will be updated on a weekly basis from now on.
- Jonathan J.
The Marion FFA poinsettia sales will start next Monday, December 9th. An 8″ red poinsettia is $12 and a 10″ white poinsettia is $15. Contact the FFA chapter at email@example.com to arrange a delivery. Thanks for supporting our club through the years.
FFA members across the nation came together for the National FFA Convention from October 29th to November 1, 2013. The Marion FFA Chapter sent 34 members and 4 guests, 16 of which stayed for the length of the Convention. FFA members who attended the convention were able to attend the Career Fair and Expo which was held at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, KY. While there, they were able to meet with colleges around the country and talk to major agricultural businesses. The Marion FFA Chapter received the Three Star Chapter Award, which Jennifer Blankenship and Richelle Nelson accepted for the chapter. There were some special guests at the Convention who acted as key note speakers. Rick Patino, head coach of the Louisville Cardinals, spoke about letting go of the distraction in life and focusing on being the best you can be. Another speaker, Brennan Costello, who is the National Eastern Region Vice President, spoke about courage and the true meaning of bravery. All of the speakers had very memorable and intelligent speeches. All of the FFA Members who attended the National FFA Convention had a wonderful time in Louisville.
On Tuesday, May 7th Maria Ramirez was elected as Section 24 Sentinel at the Section 24 banquet at DuQuoin High School. The banquet was attended by five members from Marion, which included Jennifer Blankenship, Richelle Nelson, Misty Hopper, James Swatscheno, and Maria Ramirez. The Marion FFA Chapter was recognized as a Gold Emblem Chapter for Section 24 FFA. The top ten FFA members in Section 24 were recognized as well which included Delani Graves-Napier who placed 6th and Jennifer Blankenship who placed 7th. Maria will serve as Section 24 Sentinel for the 2013-2014 school year. She will help the section officers lead the FFA through various activities and contests.