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Florida FFA Recognizes Student Proficiency in Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Agricultural Proficiency Award program. More than 350 applicants from throughout Florida submitted applications for recognition within this program. The Agricultural Proficiency Award program rewards FFA members at the local, state and national levels for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. These supervised programs are planned, practical activities that are conducted outside of class time that help students develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skills learned inside the classroom in a real world environment.  These programs can include entrepreneurship, placement, or research and experimentation.

The winners will be announced on stage during the 5th (A-F) and 6th (G-Z) General Sessions of the 84th Florida FFA State Convention to be held June 25-29, 2012 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. The finalists and their advisor should report to the holding room (Grand Sierra A) thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The Proficiency Award finalists, in alphabetical order by chapter are:

Agricultural Communications Morgan Carlton Kathleen
Agricultural Communications Amy Klass Kathleen
Agricultural Communications Justin Watson Pine Ridge
Agricultural Communications Megan Stein Sebring
Agricultural Education Caitlyn Stewart Blountstown
Agricultural Education Delaney Ahrens Brooksville Sr
Agricultural Education Niki Ferguson Malone
Agricultural Education Megan Stein Sebring
Agricultural Mechanics – Design & Fabrication Chase Griffin Lake Placid
Agricultural Mechanics – Design & Fabrication Sheldon White Sneads
Agricultural Mechanics – Design & Fabrication Clayton Willis South Lake
Agricultural Mechanics – Design & Fabrication Launz Thompson Williston
Agricultural Mechanics – Repair & Maintenance JT Byrd Branford
Agricultural Mechanics – Repair & Maintenance Christopher Young Branford
Agricultural Mechanics – Repair & Maintenance Jakob Weinreich-Frick Orlando Colonial
Agricultural Mechanics – Repair & Maintenance Johnny Read Suwannee
Agricultural Processing Jordan Gaylard Branford
Agricultural Processing Andrew Peck Pine Ridge
Agricultural Sales Taylor Walker Kathleen
Agricultural Sales Audra Shiver Lafayette
Agricultural Sales Erin Harvill Orlando Colonial
Agricultural Sales Justyne Monsanto Pine Ridge
Agricultural Services Karis Smith Blountstown
Agricultural Services Tyler Chancy Lafayette
Agricultural Services Justyne Monsanto Pine Ridge
Agricultural Services Laura Boatright Suwannee
Agriscience Research Melissa Ritter Brooksville Sr
Agriscience Research Tiffy Murrow Fort White
Agriscience Research Case Emerson Lake Butler
Agriscience Research Catherine Bowman Santa Fe
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Clayton Lyons Baker County
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Raymond Ward, II Kathleen
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Erin Jones Trenton
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Bryce Merrill Williston
Beef Production – Placement Amy Klass Kathleen
Beef Production – Placement Case Emerson Lake Butler
Beef Production – Placement Drew Land Suwannee
Beef Production – Placement Caleb Land Suwannee
Dairy Production Savannah Busciglio Strawberry Crest
Dairy Production Taylor Henderson Suwannee
Dairy Production Lori Harrison Trenton
Diversified Agricultural Production Ashton Baggett Altha
Diversified Agricultural Production Jordan Gaylard Branford
Diversified Agricultural Production Christopher Young Branford
Diversified Agricultural Production Megan Campbell Kathleen
Diversified Crop Production Curtis Johnson Lafayette
Diversified Crop Production Emily Koon Lafayette
Diversified Crop Production Jackson Koon Lafayette
Diversified Crop Production Morgan Edwards South Sumter
Diversified Horticulture Production Dillon Nix Kathleen
Diversified Horticulture Production Nathan Odom Leesburg
Diversified Horticulture Production Randall Casey Lennard
Diversified Livestock Production Christopher Young Branford
Diversified Livestock Production Jesse Coleman Durant
Diversified Livestock Production Nathaniel Lawson Kathleen
Diversified Livestock Production Brittney Bozzi Taylor Sr
Emerging Agricultural Technology Taylor Randell Branford
Emerging Agricultural Technology Taylor Kennedy Keystone Heights
Emerging Agricultural Technology Catherine Bowman Santa Fe
Emerging Agricultural Technology Julie Raney South Lake
Environmental Science Taylor Randell Branford
Environmental Science Garett DuBose Lafayette
Environmental Science Holly Tucker Lake Butler
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Kassidy Long Baker County
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Sarah Barchard New Smyrna Beach
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Taylor Crutchfield Sebring
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Kaley Wilder Williston
Equine Science – Placement Caitlyn Halle Lake Butler
Equine Science – Placement Niki Ferguson Malone
Equine Science – Placement Codi Shifflett South Lake
Equine Science – Placement Samantha Hyatt South Sumter
Feeder Steer Darby Hasting Durant
Feeder Steer Christopher Aten East Bay
Feeder Steer Ty Hamilton Riverview
Feeder Steer Shelby Galladay South Lake
Feeder Swine Frankie Marino Belleview
Feeder Swine Jennifer Swain Sebring
Feeder Swine Brooke Beserock South Sumter Sr.
Feeder Swine Amber Sapp South Sumter Sr.
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Ashton Baggett Altha
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Harold Tillis Chiefland
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Curtis Johnson Lafayette
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Emily Koon Lafayette
Forage Production Jordan Gaylard Branford
Forage Production Taylor Randall Branford
Forage Production Leanna Griffin Chiefland
Forage Production Jackson Koon Lafayette
Forest Management & Products Shelbi McCall Dixie
Forest Management & Products John Harris Kathleen
Forest Management & Products Myles Byrd Lafayette
Forest Management & Products Blake Webb Madison
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Matthew Cantrell Baker County
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Clifton Garcia Bartow
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Megan Campbell Kathleen
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Morgan Edwards South Sumter
Goat Production Kayla Freeman Lake Butler
Goat Production Kathlyn Byrd Pine Ridge
Goat Production Andrew Peck Pine Ridge
Goat Production Catherine Bowman Santa Fe
Home and/or Community Development Delaney Ahrens Brooksville Sr
Home and/or Community Development Niki Ferguson Malone
Home and/or Community Development Drew Land Suwannee
Home and/or Community Development Brendan Register Taylor Jr
Landscape Management Anna Olson Coral Reef
Landscape Management Dillon Nix Kathleen
Nursery Operations Nathan Odom Leesburg
Nursery Operations Nathan Jameson South Sumter
Nursery Operations William Jameson South Sumter Middle
Nursery Operations Mathew George Trenton
Outdoor Recreation Kody Plemmons Chiefland
Outdoor Recreation Audra Shiver Lafayette
Outdoor Recreation Ashley McLeod Laurel Hill
Outdoor Recreation Dustin Lane Suwannee
Poultry Production Rebecca Bailey Fort White
Poultry Production Elliot Solano Lafayette
Poultry Production Darrah Lane Suwannee
Poultry Production Erin Jones Trenton
Sheep Production Tyler D’Angelo DeLand
Sheep Production Jesse Coleman Durant
Sheep Production Darby Hasting Durant
Sheep Production Danielle Gellerman New Smyrna Beach
Small Animal Production & Care Meghann Daniel New Smyrna Beach
Small Animal Production & Care Kailey Godfrey New Smyrna Beach
Small Animal Production & Care Lindsey Haynes Taylor Sr
Small Animal Production & Care Kevin Quincosa Varela
Specialty Animal Production Brittany Coleman Durant
Specialty Animal Production Robert Shupert East Bay Sr.
Specialty Animal Production Rey Penaloza Lennard
Specialty Animal Production Shelby St. Clair Taylor Sr
Specialty Crop Production Taylor Walker Kathleen
Specialty Crop Production Case Emerson Lake Butler
Specialty Crop Production Brendan Register Taylor
Swine Production Casey Ross Lafayette
Swine Production Jennifer Swan Sebring
Swine Production Alan Toole Sneads
Swine Production Brittani Grady South Sumter
Turfgrass Management Alex Fernandez Durant
Turfgrass Management Kyle Bowman Lennard
Turfgrass Management Kenneth Christy Southeast Manatee
Turfgrass Management Amber Shawley Southeast Manatee
Veterinary Medicine Lindsey Drury Baker County
Veterinary Medicine Sarah Chambers Fort White
Veterinary Medicine Laura Boatright Suwannee
Veterinary Medicine Joel Floren Umatilla
Wildlife Management Cason NesSmith Chiefland
Wildlife Management Ashley McLeod Laurel Hill
Wildlife Management Dustin Lane Suwannee
Wildlife Management Mallory Morgan Suwannee

 

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 Food For America Program Finalists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2012 Food for America program finalists.  This program is designed to encourage FFA members to participate in Agricultural Literacy and Awareness projects on the local level.  The overall chapter winner will be awarded on stage during the 6th General Session of the 84th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.  One member and one advisor from each finalist chapter should report to the holding room (Grand Sierra A) thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The chapter finalists in alphabetical order are:

Branford FFA
Hudson FFA
Northview FFA
Oakleaf FFA
Tenoroc FFA

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 Finalists for Outstanding District Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the finalists for the 2012 Ryan Rimmer Outstanding District Officer Award.  This award is selected by application from the 24 District Officers throughout the state and is given to the District Officer who excels in their service to Florida FFA.  The state winner will be announced during the 6th General Session of the 84th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.  All award finalists should report to the holding room (Grand Sierra A) thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2012 Outstanding District Officer finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

 

Brett Wasden Bartow
Sarah Trimm Bronson
Taylor Kennedy Keystone Heights
Ashley McLeod Laurel Hill
Justin Watson Pine Ridge
Megan Stein Sebring
Christen Howell Sneads
Wyatt Fulghum Southeast Manatee
Clayton Willis South Lake
Drew Land Suwannee

 

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 Agricultural Electrification Essay Finalists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the finalists in the 2012 Agricultural Electrification Essay contest. The top ten finalists are listed below. All finalists will compete in the Agricultural Electrification Finals to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the 84th Florida FFA State Convention at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. Please check the signage in the main convention lobby for the proper room location. The top ten finalists will be recognized, and the winner announced, during the Middle School Parade of Champions during the 2nd General Session on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  All award finalists should report to the holding room (Grand Sierra A) thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

Michael Nading, Jr. Barrington Middle
Dallas Bowen Bronson Middle
Caleigh Robinson Bronson Middle
Kyle Garner Clermont Middle
Madeline Hudgens Gray Middle
Sarah Abraham Silver Sands Middle
Delaney Hooten South Sumter Middle
Torri Lovett South Sumter Middle
Faith Behanna Tomlin Middle
Savana Garrison Tomlin Middle

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 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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FFA Announces 2012 Convention Talent Performances

Gainesville, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the talented FFA members chosen to perform at the 84th Florida FFA State Convention.  FFA members chosen to perform will entertain convention attendees during general sessions and throughout the day at the new talent stage in the Florida FFA Career and Trade Show.

All talent performers listed below are required to attend the mandatory Talent Meeting Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:00 am in Curacao 6.  All session and time assignments will be made at this time.

Acts chosen to perform during the general sessions are:

Student Name (First) Student Name (Last) Chapter
Alyssa Arenas Deltona SR
Quincy Cason Williston SR
Sydney Garrison Mount Dora
Ashley Hassan Okeechobee Brahman
Hannah Kruse Clermont MS
Drew Land Suwannee SR
Benji Padgett Tomlin MS
Terra Redditt Madison Co. HS

Acts chosen to perform on the new Talent Stage in the FFA Career and Trade Show are:

Student Name (First) Student Name (Last) Chapter
Bridget Bradley Tate Sr. (JM)
Delaney Browning Tenoroc
Shelby Calloway Malone
Cameron Cato Lake Weir MS
Kaylee Clark Tenoroc
Mitchel Fontenot Grand Ridge
Colby Hargrove Cottondale MS
Shelby Lawrence Sneads
Shelbi McCall Dixie SR
Julie Raney South Lake Sr
McKaylah See Cottondale 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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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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