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FFA Announces Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2012 Chapter Cooperative Award finalists.  The Chapter Cooperative Award measures how active a chapter has been in cooperating with other organizations and agencies within their community, along with teaching cooperative business principals. One member and one advisor of each of these chapters will be recognized on stage during the 5th General Session of the 84th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 28, 2012.  All award winners should report to the holding room (Grand Sierra A) thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2012 Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists in alphabetical order are:

Brooksville Sr
Orlando Colonial Sr

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.  Honoring past and present accomplishments, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders for the future.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with 16,000 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.

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FFA Alumni Scholarship Essay Winners Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the top ten winners of the “What FFA Means To Me” Alumni Essay Contest.  The top ten winners will be awarded on stage during the 8th General Session of the 84th Florida FFA State Convention on Friday, June 29, 2012.  All award winners should report to the holding room (Grand Sierra A) thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The top ten winners  are placed as follows:

 

  1.  Megan Stein
Sebring Sr
  1.  Travis Theige
Wildwood Sr
  1. Courtney Solari
Northview
  1. Brittany Wolford
New Smyrna Beach
  1. Taylor Kennedy
Keystone Heights Sr
  1. Victoria Baker
Charlotte Sr
  1. Elton John Gargano
Sebring Sr
  1. Mason Bishop
DeLand MS
  1. Taeler Dupre
Kathleen
10. Danielle Gellerman New Smyrna Beach

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.  Honoring past and present accomplishments, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders for the future.

 

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with 16,000 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.

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FFA Announces 2012 Convention Courtesy Corps

Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2012 Convention Courtesy Corps.  The Courtesy Corps works closely with the convention staff to ensure the success of the annual state FFA convention.  Being selected as a Courtesy Corps member is a prestigious honor.

Unless otherwise directed, Courtesy Corps members are required to arrive at convention prior to the mandatory Courtesy Corps meeting Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Curacao 3.

Student Name (First) Student Name (Last) Chapter
Aubree Bay Altha MS
Jesse Mills Altha MS
Garrett Barr Avon Park MS
Jordan Faucett Avon Park MS
Thomas Hutchinson Barrington MS (Glenn)
Reagan Howard Braden River
Danielle Zeris Braden River
Emily Smith Chiefland SR
Ashley Wilkerson Chiefland SR
Kyle Garner Clermont MS
Maegan Garner Clermont MS
Shelbi McCall Dixie SR
Sierra Helton Dunnellon MS
Sara Janosik Dunnellon MS
Clayton Owens Dunnellon MS
Kaley Hinds Frostproof MS
McKenzie Howell Frostproof MS
Moriah McCullers Frostproof SR
Orion Douthit Grand Ridge
Joseph Scott Grand Ridge
Mandy Wofford Lake Weir MS
Kyle Bowman Lennard
Madison Brown Lennard
Randall Casey Lennard
Casey Fitz Lennard
Rey Penaloza Lennard
Alexander Barnes Miami SR
Denesia Barrett Miami SR
Ambria Llauger Sickles
Georgia Pevy Sneads
Taylor Reed Sneads
John Worthley South Dade
Jordan Johnson Taylor SR
Brittany Hudson Timber Creek
Alisha Moore Timber Creek
Lauren Madera Tomlin MS
Haley Riley Tomlin MS
Ana Garcia Williston MS
Carlie Vining Williston MS
Lindsey Wilder Williston MS

 

 

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.  Honoring past and present accomplishments, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders for the future.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with 16,000 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.

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FFA Announces Stars of Florida Finalists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association recently selected twenty-two (22) 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.  More than two hundred (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 Star in each area.  Each finalist, their family and agriculture instructor(s) will be recognized June 28, 2012 at the 84th Florida FFA Convention to be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.

The finalists listed alphabetically by chapter in each category are:

Category Name Chapter
Star Discovery Degree Jonathan Gaylard Branford Middle
Star Discovery Degree Quin Johnson Chiefland Middle
Star Discovery Degree Kinsey Denee’ Ward Chiefland Middle
Star Discovery Degree Anna Beth Conrad Tomlin Middle
 
Star Greenhand Degree Landon Smith Bronson
Star Greenhand Degree John Robert Trimm, Jr. Bronson
Star Greenhand Degree Austin Lenn Davis Bunnell
Star Greenhand Degree Harold Tillis Chiefland
 
Star in Agribusiness Matthew Cantrell Baker County
Star in Agribusiness Drake Austin Bishop DeLand
 
Star in Agriscience Allison Coelho Brooksville
Star in Agriscience Marissa Mancillas Brooksville
Star in Agriscience Shayanne Mumma Brooksville
Star in Agriscience Melissa Ritter Brooksville
 
Star in Agricultural Placement John Burnsed Baker County
Star in Agricultural Placement Marisa Crowhurst Pine Ridge
Star in Agricultural Placement Laura-Kaitlyn Boatright Suwannee
Star in Agricultural Placement Drew Land Suwannee
 
Star Farmer Catherine Bowman Santa Fe
Star Farmer Morgan Edwards South Sumter
Star Farmer Benjamin Glass Suwannee
Star Farmer Michael Holder Williston

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.  Honoring past and present accomplishments, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders for the future.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with 16,000 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.

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2012-13 State Officer Candidate Announcement

Thirteen FFA Members Slated To Seek State Officer Positions In June

HAINES CITY, Fla. – The 2012 State Officer Screening Committee slated the following student members as candidates for state office. Forty student members took part in the 2012 Screening Process. These student members were challenged with an individual interview, written exam, individual problem solving activity, group problem solving activity, SAE interview, Agricultural Education Interview, and conversational exercise. The selected candidates will seek election at the 84th Florida FFA State Convention.

Presidential Candidates

  • Matthew Cantrell, Baker County FFA
  • Clayton Willis, South Lake FFA

Area I Candidates

  • Shelby Calloway, Malone FFA
  • Christen Howell, Sneads FFA

Area II Candidates  

  • Cecelia Koon, Lafayette FFA
  • Sarah Trimm, Bronson FFA

Area III Candidates

  • Amber Sapp, South Sumter FFA
  • Justin Watson, Pine Ridge FFA

Area IV Candidates                        

  • Katie Hutchinson, West Orange FFA
  • Harley Zoeckler, Frostproof FFA

Area V Candidates  

  • David Walden, Durant FFA
  • Lucas Worley, Lennard FFA

Area VI Candidates

  • Ashley Hassan, Okeechobee Brahman FFA

The primary responsibility of a state officer is to serve the Florida FFA Association, Agricultural Education and Agriculture as an ambassador in local, state and national activities in a way that will inform, motivate and inspire FFA members, advisors and others to embrace and uphold the FFA mission.

CDE Results – 2011 Tool Identification CDE

HAINES CITY, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the results of the Tool Identification Career Development Event (CDE).  The event was held November 16, 2011 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. 46 teams from throughout Florida gathered to compete for the top spot. The purpose of the Tool Identification CDE is to develop the ability to correctly identify the names and uses of a variety of tools common to the Agricultural Education Curriculum.

As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

High Teams

Placing  Total               Team

1         433  Ft. White Middle

2         417  Williston Middle

3         415  Wolf Lake Middle

4         414  Gray Middle

5         413  Lafayette Middle

6         413  High Springs Community

7         412  Ft. King Middle

8         399  Madison Central

9         392  Lake Butler Middle

10        390  Okeechobee Yearling

11        386  Lake Gibson Middle

12        385  Dunnellon Middle

13        383  Jenkins Middle

14        381  Chiefland Middle

15        380  Taylor Middle

16        379  Okeechobee Osceola

17        374  Bronson Middle

18        372  Turkey Creek Middle

19        371  Avon Park Middle

20        369  Suwannee Middle

21        365  Martinez Middle

22        364  McLaughlin Middle

23        363  Frostproof Middle

24        362  South Sumter Middle

25        361  Apopka Memorial Middle

26        360  Haile Middle

27        354  Barrington Middle

28        353  Crystal Lake Middle

29        351  Ft. Meade Middle

30        350  Roberts Middle

31        349  Kathleen Middle

32        342  Marshall Middle

33        342  Lincoln Middle

34        341  Dundee Ridge Middle

35        339  Westwood Middle

36        332  Dade City Middle

37        327  Ransom Middle

38        318  Clermont Middle

39        311  Lake Placid Middle

40        308  Berkley Middle

41        289  DeSoto Middle

42        288  Crystal River Middle

43        238  Mulrennan

44        203  Bartow Middle

45        120  Boone Middle

46        115  Horizon Academy

 

High Individuals

Placing         Total               Name / Team

1        146 Justin Young / Ft. White Middle

2        144 Emory Allnutt / Williston Middle

3        144 Kevin McMahon / Ft. White Middle

4        143 Ben Scott / Gray Middle

 

CDE Results – 2011 Citrus Evaluation CDE

HAINES CITY, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the results of the Citrus Evaluation (CDE).  The event was held November 17, 2011 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. 25 high school teams and 24 middle school teams from throughout Florida gathered to compete for the top spot. The purpose of the Citrus Evaluation CDE is to stimulate learning activities in the production and management of citrus fruit.

Florida FFA is very appreciative of the support of our event coordinators Dr. Steve Futch with the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, Dan Culbert with UF/IFAS Extension in Okeechobee County, and David Byrd with Polk County Schools.

As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

HIGH SCHOOL

High Teams

Placing  Total               Team

1         606  EAST RIDGE

2         603  KATHLEEN SR

3         590  LENNARD

4         576  DURANT

5         564  GEORGE JENKINS

6         540  HAINES CITY SR

7         484  SOUTH SUMTER SR

8         470  AVON PARK

9         465  LAKE WALES SR

10        459  Auburndale Sr

11        446  LAKE MINNEOLA

12        445  SOUTH LAKE SR

13        434  BRADEN RIVER

14        429  LAKE GIBSON SR

15        427  JF ST MARTIN

16        423  HARDEE

17        402  SOUTH SUMTER JR

18        396  WINTER HAVEN

19        389  JUPITER COMMUNITY

20        387  FT MEADE SR

21        366  LAKE PLACID SR

22        357  DIXIE SR

23        350  BARTOW SR

24        345  MULBERRY SR

25       304     FT PIERCE WESTWOOD

High Individuals

Placing Total Name / Team

1        205 NICOLE GREEN / KATHLEEN SR

2        205 KAYLA DUCKWORTH / EAST RIDGE

3        202 MICHAEL GARY / KATHLEEN SR

4       201 SAVANNAH OLSON / EAST RIDGE

MIDDLE SCHOOL

High Teams

Placing  Total               Team

1         499  Clermont Middle

2         463  Dundee Ridge Middle

3         452  Barrington Middle

4         444  Gray Middle

5         441  South Sumter Middle

6         421  Buffalo Creek Middle

7         386  Crystal Lake Middle

8         383  Hill Gustat Middle

9         366  Westwood Middle

10        358  McLaughlin Middle

11        342  Turkey Creek Middle

12        342  Okeechobee Osceola

13        338  Lake Gibson Middle

14        325  Avon Park Middle

15        324  DeSoto Middle

16        323  Dade City Middle

17        314  Lake Placid Middle

18        308  Kathleen Middle

19        291  Nolan Middle

20        272  Stambaugh Middle

21        253  Bartow Middle

22        244  Mulrennan

23        197  Ft. Meade Middle

24        174  Boone Middle

High Individuals

Placing Total Name / Team

1        172 Drew Mendoza / Clermont Middle

2        166 Chris Brown / Clermont Middle

3        163 Katrina Perkins / Dundee Ridge Middle

4        161 Dustin Heisey / Clermont Middle

National Chapter & Proficiency Award Results

Congratulations to each of Florida’s chapters and members who participated in the National Chapter and Proficiency Award Programs at the National level.  The award judging process is complete and the complete results are attached to this email.  A special congratulations to the following for their selection as national finalists and/or winners in their respective areas:

National Chapter Award – Models of Innovation Finalist – Student Development:  Brooksville Sr FFA
National Chapter Award – Models of Innovation Finalist – Chapter Development:  Brooksville Sr FFA
National Outstanding Middle School Program Winner: Bell Middle School FFA
Home & Community Development Proficiency – National Finalist:  Trevor Harrison – Branford FFA

We also recognize that, of the 26 National Chapter Award applications submitted to National FFA, 22 of them received the highest ranking (3 Stars) and 4 received the second highest ranking (2 Stars).

Again, congratulations to each of these award winners, finalists and participants at the national level.  We look forward to seeing each of you in Indianapolis in October.  For complete results, visit: 2011 National Chapter Stars / MOI Finalists2011 National Proficiency Award Results

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