Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Newark FFA Chapter Receives National Ranking

Indianapolis- The National FFA organization recently selected from a pool of more than 600 candidates nationwide the Newark FFA Chapter of Newark, Illinois, as a 3-star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. The chapter members have been invited to attend the 81st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 22-25, 2008, where they will be recognized for this honor.
The award is sponsored by Toyota as special project of the National FFA Foundation. The National FFA Chapter Award program recognizes FFA chapters for developing and conducting a detailed Program of Activities (POA). Each activity provides opportunities for members to excel in one of the three areas: student, chapter, or community development. The Newark FFA chapter was the state winner in student development at the Illinois FFA Convention last June. Every year, chapters are recognized as having earned a one-, two-, or three-star rating on their application. The three-star rating is the highest level of accomplishment a chapter may achieve.
The National FFA organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 500, 823 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture – as part of the 7358 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agriculture education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.

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