The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 26, 2013

Alva FFA members look ahead to year

By Courtney Mapes, Alva FFA Reporter
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — As 2012 came to a close, Alva FFA members not only reflected on what they had accomplished throughout the year, but what to prepare for in 2013.

Within the past eight months the chapter attended state convention, hosted the year-end chapter banquet, competed and won at countless livestock judging contests and stock shows, went to several leadership camps, sold Blue and Gold sausage, gained a new ag teacher, completed community service activities, and attended national convention.

To combine all of this, each FFA member completed a FFA Record Book that summarizes their past year. This book holds all expenses, inventory, winnings, income, wage earnings and activities  they participated in during the past year.

Ending 2012, I can say personally that I have grown as a person and know that our chapter has too. With such a great past year, we can only be excited to see what 2013 will bring. With the jackpot shows, livestock judging contests and speech contests beginning now, everyone is at their best. However, we will continue to progress as the months go by, as we compete in state competition and attend the State Convention where 15,000 FFA members gather together in Cox Convention Center for two days.

Some other big projects now under way are applications for Washington Leadership Conference, state chorus and proficiency awards. On a more public note, on Feb. 12, the Alva FFA/4H Booster Club will host its annual trophy auction, which raises money for trophies and awards at the local livestock show this spring.