The Florida FFA Association recently selected 21 student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.  This program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in six different categories.  Nearly 200 applicants were considered during the selection process.  Each candidate will be interviewed by a team of FFA, industry and Agriculture Education representatives to determine the winner in each area.  Each finalist, their family and agriculture instructor(s) will be recognized June 13th, 2013 at the 85th Florida FFA Convention to be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.

The finalists listed alphabetically by chapter in each category are:

Name Chapter Category
Abbie Edenfield Altha Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Ethan Michael Ohnstad Tomlin Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Ethan Vaughan Tomlin Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Baylee Etheridge Williston Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Colson Cannon Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Jeffrey Mitchell Dade City Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Case Emerson Lake Butler Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Brendan Register Taylor Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Jordan Gaylard Branford FFA State Star in Agribusiness Finalist
Tyler D’Angelo Deland FFA State Star in Agribusiness Finalist
Jakob Weinreich-Frick Orlando Colonial Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Taylor Henderson Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Austin Long Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Joseph Wesley Thomas Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Delaney Rose Ahrens Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Stephanie Aubertin Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Kathleen Ward Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Clayton Lyons Baker Sr. FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
George Wesley Fussell Bartow Sr. FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
Taylor Marie Randell Branford FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
Brittney Bozzi Taylor Sr. FFA State Star Farmer Finalist

 

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The FFA Mission

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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