Tate High FFA Shines At State Convention

June 20, 2017

Twenty-two members of the  Tate High School FFA Chapter attended the 89th Annual State FFA Convention and Expo in Orlando last week..

They were recognized as one of the top 30 FFA chapters in the state, and named one of  “Florida’s Finest,” receiving the National Chapter Award. These top chapters have excelled in the areas of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture and have worked hard to fulfill the mission and vision of the FFA. The Tate FFA will go on to represent Florida at the national level in the National Chapter Award Program.

Amber Neal was also recognized for being in the final four in the proficiency award area, “Agricultural Mechanics, Repair and Maintenance.”  Nearly 300 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.

The Tate FFA Parliamentary Procedure team competed and excelled at the State Convention as one of the top 12 teams in the state. During the Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event, teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use of parliamentary procedures.

Tate FFA’s Cora Andrews and Michael Harrelson were elected to serve as District 1 officers for the State FFA Association. Andrews will serve as the district president and Harrelson will serve as the district secretary.  Their responsibilities as district officers will enable them to further impact FFA members within the district in the areas of agricultural education and FFA leadership.

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