Asheboro Zoo FFA Chapter Named National Chapter Award Finalist

ASHEBORO, NC - The Asheboro Zoo FFA chapter of Asheboro High School has been chosen as a finalist to compete for a 2019 National Premier Chapter: Building Communities award from the National FFA Organization.

The National Chapter Award Program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.

Chapters eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter: Building Communities award are those that demonstrate competency in doing innovative things or taking traditional concepts and applying a creative twist in the Building

Communities division of the chapter’s Program of Activities. Ten 3-star chapters are selected as finalists for the Premier Chapter: Building Communities award and will compete through a presentation and interview process at the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Indianapolis.

The FFA chapters selected to receive the Premier Chapter: Building Communities award will be announced on stage during convention.

The winning FFA chapter will receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere.

“Feeding some 9 billion people by mid-century brings with it unprecedented challenges for today’s farmers,” said Amy Allen, manager, national corporate contributions for John Deere. “The skills and experiences learned though the National Chapter Award Program will help meet the critical needs.” 

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth, and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

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