Marion FFA Blue & Gold 5K 2017

It’s time to get those running and walking shoes ready for 2017!  Registration is now open for the 2017 Marion FFA Blue and Gold 5K on February 25th.  The registration form can be printed and mailed to the FFA Chapter at 1700 Wildcat Dr., Marion, IL 62959 or completed on-line.

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Poinsettia Sale – 2016

The Marion FFA Chapter is selling Poinsettias starting on Monday, November 28.  They are 8 inch pots and come in 3 color options: red, white, and sparkling punch.  Each poinsettia costs $12.  Call (618) 993-8196 ext 194 or email marionffa@marionunit2.org to place your order.  All proceeds will go towards future Marion FFA events including student conferences, National and State Conventions, FFA Leadership Camps, and Washington Leadership Camps. The Marion FFA gladly thanks you for your support. img_3307

Poinsettias and Parties!

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Our chapter now has our yearly poinsettias for sale!

We have either eight inch white or red poinsettias and are $12 per pot.  Due to the recent construction on the grounds of the high school will be delivering the poinsettias directly to your home or business that are within the Marion city limits.

If you would like to purchase one you can contact Wayne Griffith directly through the high school at (618) 994-8296 x194 or contact our chapter through our email at marionffa@marionunit2.org.

We would also like to note for all chapter members who are viewing this page that our annual christmas party is coming up next Thursday, December 10, 2015.  All information can be found in the flyer below. Remember chapter members to reserve the date via our event page on our Facebook page.

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88th National FFA Convention and Expo

The throbbing of Shane’s finger, dad getting asked by his children from getting their allowance raised, this post has a certain je ne se qua about it.

Twelve members from our chapter took the trip down to Louisville for the final year of convention in the town.  We went and took a tour of Churchill Downs, went to go see Kip Moore at the KFC Yum! and even got to see three of our members receive their American Degrees. The three former members that received their degrees were Jennifer Blankenship, Preston Lunon, and Delani Graves-Napier. Our chapter also received our three star chapter award.

Below you can find a gallery of photos of our trip by Rick McCall.

Excuse the dust! We are still letting the paint dry.

As you may see a fresh new coat of paint was put onto the website and there are some new links and an updated calendar!

We are now using a more minimalist theme with for our website and we now have a static welcoming page when you first come to the website.  On this page is a short bio of our chapter and some links that our students will or would use each and every day.  We have also updated the calendar to show the events until the end of December 2015.  Some events I would like to highlight for the month of September are:

September 11 – Section 24 Horse Judging/Forestry

September 11 – STAR Conference

September 16 – Greenhand Workshop

September 29 – Section 24 LTS/Quiz Bowl

We are excited to start the 2015-16 school year on such a high note and our officer team is pumped to serve the chapter and are ready to slowly unveil some amazing events we have planned.

End of Year

As the 2014-15 school year for Marion High comes to an end the start of the year for our chapter begins.  For the start of the 2015-16 year of Marion FFA we have 3 events planned to attend and/or host which are:

1) Discussion of agricultural issues to students in the 5th grade at our local elementary schools.
2) Illinois State FFA Convention
3) Washington Leadership Conference

Washington Leadership conference as showcased on FFA.org explains that, “During the five-day event, attendees learn how to become effective leaders by learning their purpose, how to value people, how to take action and how to serve others”.  If you would like to find out more information can be found in the source below.  Carrie White and Haley Easton will be attending this event.  Illinois State FFA Convention is the annual event where the state gets to highlight the achievements and events that happens throughout the year. There is also an FFA dance, talent show, and much more.  While we do not know who is currently attending this event we usually have 10 to 12 members attend this event and it is always a good time to be had by all.

We would also like to announce that Logan Quance and Misty Hopper were both elected to a office of the section 24 officer team.  We wish them the best of luck in their next year with the officer team and cannot wait to see their achievements at the end of the year.

Source: FFA.org

New Officer Team!

We held our annual officer team elections and we are pleased to announce these members as our 2015-16 Marion FFA Chapter officer team!

President – Shane Vaughn
Vice President – Thomas Billingsley
Secretary – Haley Easton
Treasurer – Carrie White
Reporter – Jordin Foster
Sentinel – Jonathan Jennings

2014 National FFA Convention & Expo

While this post may be a tad bit late the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo occurred on the 29th of October through the 1st of November. All of our members had an amazing time during the three days our chapter attended. We even saw our chapter on the big screen when we were recognized as a National Model of Excellence chapter.

All in all while the event was busy it always pays off year after year to attend such an amazing event and be able to learn so much interesting information on topics, be able to be inspired by keynote speakers, and to just have some time to bond even closer as a chapter. Below you can find a album of some of the images we capture while at the event.

We would also like to apologize for our site being down for the past month or so. Our domain expired and we only got around to it recently.