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Crest FFA Recognized as Best in State

posted Jul 7, 2014, 10:30 AM by Cleveland County Schools
Members from the Crest FFA Chapter participated in the 86th North Carolina State FFA Convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center June 17-19, 2014 and were recognized as the first place chapter in North Carolina through the National Chapter Awards Program.

The National Chapter Awards program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that successfully complete an annual Program of Activities (PoA) which includes a series of activities designed to encourage its members to grow as individuals, to work as part of a team, and to serve others.

In addition to receiving the chapter award, members were also recognized for achievements earlier in the year. Three contest teams consisting of the Veterinary Science, Poultry Evaluation and Junior Agricultural Sales Teams were recognized as state first place teams. Emily Hamrick was state high-scoring individual in Veterinary Science; Ryan Lancaster was state high-scoring individual in the Poultry Evaluation event, and Ericah Beason was the state high scoring individual in the state Agricultural Sales Career Development Event.

Four students, Lisa Humphries, Ryan Lancaster, Ashley Lund and Courtney Moore were recognized as National FFA Scholarship winners receiving $1,000.00 each. Ryan Lancaster received a first place state ranking in the Agricultural Animal Research Proficiency Award with Ashley Lund second in the Veterinary Science Proficiency Award.

The Crest FFA chapter also received recognition as a 100% membership chapter with a growth in membership. Four Crest FFA members received the state FFA degree. Those students are Ericah Beason, Jeffery Blanton, Landon Costner, and Lisa Humphries.

The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of 19,301 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 252 local chapters across the state. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.