FFA state recognition
Pepperell High FFA earns state recognition
Posted on 09/23/2010
The Pepperell High School FFA and agriculture program has been honored as a finalist in the FFA "Chapter of the Year Program." Representatives of the Georgia Department of Agriculture Education and two state FFA officers visited Pepperell recently to present the award. 

Pepperell High School FFA also recently competed and placed in the final rounds at the Opening Ceremony Leadership Competition and was selected as one of the top six teams in North Georgia. Chapter officers from Pepperell make up the team. The group was coached by their Agriculture Education Advisor Michael Gardner. Student team members included: Ryan Duncan, Hannah Hall, Chelsea Campbell, Jordan Worthy, Jeremy Baker and Stephanie Barwick. 

The Opening Ceremony Competition is designed to recognize outstanding FFA Officers for their ability to perform their assigned duties in official meetings. All officer parts are memorized and conducted with pride and dignity reflecting sincerity and leadership. The event gives FFA members the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner while demonstrating their leadership abilities. The event, held during the 2010 North Region Rally at the state FFA center, is one of many educational activities in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.

The Georgia FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of more that 30 thousand student members - all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

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 Georgia Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.