Mackenzie Hopkins – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Future Florida Educators Association (FFEA) will be a new club at LRHS next year. The club will be led by keyboarding teacher Rebekah Lester.
High schools all around Florida have FFEA chapters, and next year LRHS will be the first school in Manatee county to have a chapter.
FFEA’s mission is to inspire students to consider becoming a teacher or working in the education field. The club includes both competition and community service aspects.
Next year the club will participate at the annual state conference, Jan. 31, 2021 in Orlando, FL. The conference will offer competitions for chapters around the state to compete in.
Additionally, members in FFEA will be provided with opportunities to earn community service hours through projects held at LRHS and other schools and Manatee county.
Lester said, “The club is open to students of all grade levels who may be interested in becoming a teacher, professor, or working in the education field.”
Students who wish to join the club must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and should see Lester before next year.
The club will meet after school Wednesday, Mar. 10, and hold officer elections for next year. Students interested in an officer position must see Lester in room 517 prior to the meeting.
Meeting dates for next year have yet to be established; however, the club plans to meet twice monthly.
Lester explained she hopes starting FFEA at LRHS next year will inspire students and encourage more high schools in the area to start their own chapter.