FFA wins state recognition (again)

Roberto Rodriguez – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Florida’s FFA program recently announced that LRHS’s FFA Chapter is one of Florida’s finest.

“This means our chapter is ranked in the top 10% of all FFA programs in the state,” said LRHS FFA co-adviser Janyel Taylor. “The main goal of the award is to ensure chapters are focusing on growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture and have worked hard to fulfill the mission and vision of the FFA. Our award application will now go to the national level to be ranked by National FFA. This is the third consecutive year that we have received this honor and we are so excited to share it with you!”

Meanwhile the LRHS FFA chapter had its annual chapter banquet Wednesday. The night started with members and their families enjoying a BBQ dinner provided by the chapter. Then everyone moved to the auditorium for the opening and awards ceremony. Senior and Junior officers were then introduced and executed the opening and closing ceremony. Senior President Haley Barnes then proceeded with the awards by calling each member that won either a Career Development Event or Supervised Agricultural Experience to the stage to receive their annual pins.

The ceremony then concluded with the senior closing ceremony. Seniors then hung up their jackets and received their graduation cords. Following with a video put together with senior interviews and moments.

2016-2017 LRHS FFA president Haley Barns stated, “I cannot tell you how much this organization means to me and the fact that I was able to serve as the President for my senior year is just a dream. I hope I moved many members to drive for success and help the Chapter grow and reach its full potential. I wish everyone the best of lucky next year and beyond and I would like to thank the chapter advisers Mrs. (Susan) Grainger and Mrs. Taylor for believing in me by electing me President, they taught leadership skills that I will carry thought my college career.”

This banquet closed the 2016-2017 FFA year. Izzy Chamness was introduced as next year’s FFA president.