Ernest Ward FFA Elects Officers, Wins At The Fair, Sells Sweet Potatoes

October 30, 2008


Students at Ernest Ward Middle School are only about a quarter of the way into the school year, and it has been a busy one so far for members of the school’s FFA chapter.

EWMS Reporter Courtney Solari contributed the following report for

This year has been off to a great start for the Ernest Ward Middle School FFA Chapter. So far, we have about 60 members and have just recently selected our 2008 – 2009 officers which include Harley Caraway – president, Devin Bell – vice president, Shelby Lewis – secretary, Chelsea Ward – treasurer, Courtney Solari – reporter, Anna Donald – sentinel, Cody Chapman – 1st parliamentarian, Tyler Roley – 2nd parliamentarian, Nathan Waters – chaplain, Sandy Rainwater – historian, and Marisa Penland and Katelyn Zisa – photographers .

The FFA members recently finished the Pensacola Interstate Fair booth and placed second. This is a major accomplishment because Ernest Ward was the only middle school competing against four high schools. The theme was “ Wearing Official FFA Dress is Priceless!!!!” We also had to include various agricultural products including a jar of honey donated by our own beekeeper, Aden Davis, a sixth grader at EWMS.

Also at the fair,  EWMS students Marisa Penland and Devin Bell each showed various livestock.

Our annual sweet potato sale will be November 3rd through November 14th. We will be selling twenty pound bags for $7.00 each, and they will be available in white or red. Bags of potatoes can be ordered from any EWMS FFA member. Call the school for more information, 327-4283.

Pictured above: The Ernest Ward Middle School FFA booth at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Pictured below: FFA members work on the fair booth. Submitted photos for, click to enlarge.



7 Responses to “Ernest Ward FFA Elects Officers, Wins At The Fair, Sells Sweet Potatoes”

  1. Marina Gray on November 4th, 2008 6:08 pm

    Cool article Courtney! I finally was able to read!!!

  2. Lisa on October 31st, 2008 11:16 am

    Congratulations EWMS FFA! Great job!

  3. Anna Donald on October 30th, 2008 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the support Mrs. Wilson. We couldn’t do it without you!

  4. Gale Braswell on October 30th, 2008 5:51 pm

    Great article Courtney. I’m so proud of you. Next time, look up when someone says “say cheese”. Love Aunt Gale.

  5. Perry Byars on October 30th, 2008 3:49 pm

    Ernest Ward has a great agriculture and FFA program with super students and a super FFA Advisor. Congratulations on your team work and hard work on the fair booth.

  6. Cindy Wilson EWMS FFA Advisor on October 30th, 2008 11:13 am

    I am so proud of all of our FFA members. I would also like to thank all of the support our parents and friends give to our chapter.

  7. Aimee Solari on October 30th, 2008 7:40 am

    Great article.Good job Courtney!!!.

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