2006-08-23 / Campus

Pritchett begins service as area FFA officer

The 2006-2007 FFA area officers are, back row, from left, Heath Busby, Damien Boren, Bryce Cannon, Robert Dowell, Haley Pritchett, Kyle Odom; middle row, from left, Jason Gentry, Derek Eubanks, Justin Wilkerson, Samantha Cason, Holley Harrell; front row, from left, Anton Moreno, Lisa Williams, Hannah Scarborough, Emilie Mitchell and Deanna Hudson. The 2006-2007 FFA area officers are, back row, from left, Heath Busby, Damien Boren, Bryce Cannon, Robert Dowell, Haley Pritchett, Kyle Odom; middle row, from left, Jason Gentry, Derek Eubanks, Justin Wilkerson, Samantha Cason, Holley Harrell; front row, from left, Anton Moreno, Lisa Williams, Hannah Scarborough, Emilie Mitchell and Deanna Hudson. Haley Pritchett, a member of the Early County FFA chapter, began her term as the area reporter Aug. 4-5, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

Forty five new area officers from each of the six areas of the state attended the two-day training conference, held at the Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center near Covington. The objective was to orient the new officers to their position as area leaders. Each area team met with a member of their regional agricultural education

staff, as well as the Georgia FFA executive secretary, to discuss their roles and responsibilities. The officers discovered what it means to be an ambassador for the FFA, and began setting goals for the coming year.

Throughout the school year, Haley and her fellow officers will have the opportunity to represent Area Five FFA members at a variety of teachers meetings, career development events, leadership conferences, and area training activities.

The first assignment given to the new area officers was the FFA Day at the Fair. Approximately 1200 middle school students will meet Oct. 10 in Perry to attend the FFA Day at the Georgia National Fair. Their hosts for the morning program will be the area officers.

Each officer team has been charged with creating booths and displays that exemplify the benefits of FFA and agricultural education.

Finally, next spring each area officer team will be responsible for conducting their respective area banquet and award assemblies.

The officers will also serve as courtesy corps at the 79th State FFA Convention in Athens on April 26-27, 2007.

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