Yuma High FFA to be recognized at national convention
Yuma High School's FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter will be recognized at a national convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 24.
The Yuma group was one of 660 candidates selected as a Two-Star Winner in the National FFA Chapter Award Program.
“The members of the Yuma FFA Chapter work hard every year at each activity that they plan and participate in,” said Leigh Loughead, Yuma High School agriculture science teacher/FFA adviser. “It is nice to see them get state and national recognition for their hard work. I am very proud of the members and what they have accomplished. Their goal is to be a Gold Ranking Chapter in Arizona again this year and represent Arizona again at the 2013 National FFA Convention.”
Yuma FFA students attending the conference include: Alexis Cypert, Kelsie Faulkner, Audrey House, Michaela Land, Kenia Loy, Anna Miller and Saeda Tecumseh.
“The National FFA Chapter Award Program recognizes FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities,” stated Loughead. “... Every year, FFA chapters are recognized as having earned a one, two or three-star rating on their application. The three-star rating is the highest level of accomplishment a chapter may achieve.”
Loughead added that FAA provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 student members in seventh- through 12th-grade who belong to one of 7,489 chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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