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FFA plans eventful year

Photo credit Miles Vann

Photo credit Miles Vann

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

As most students relaxed over summer, relishing in a break from school, FFA members kept going strong. These FFA students attended leadership camps, planned for the upcoming school year and drove to Fort Worth for the annual FFA State Convention. A select few members even walked on stage to receive the coveted state level Lonestar FFA Degree. 

“My experience at my first state convention was good,” freshman Katherine Holmes said. “Watching Decatur students go on stage made me feel very proud and excited for our small city.”

The newly elected Decatur Officer team took time during the summer to actively prepare for the school year of 2019-2020. In the next nine months, FFA plans to host a variety of exciting activities and meetings, including a Halloween scavenger hunt, increased community service opportunities, a ‘Roaring 20’s’ party, guest speakers  and a Valentine’s Day dance.  

“At the officer planning, we planned so many events and community service opportunities for Decatur FFA members this year and bonded as a team,” agriculture teacher Miles Vann said. “The Executive Director of the Texas FFA Foundation visited with us about how to be game changers in our community and inspired our officer team to be advocates for agriculture.”

The FFA kick-off meeting takes place on Monday, September 9 at 6:00 PM in the ag barn. Members and their families, feel free to expect a night of burgers, volleyball, knockerball, door prizes and more as FFA officially says goodbye to summer. 

“I am so excited for this year,” Decatur FFA President Hatti Shipman said. “We have lots of activities planned for members and I can’t wait to see the chapter improve.”