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.