Friday, June 11, 2010

Newark FFA Receives Section Community Development Award

The Newark FFA Chapter was recognized as the Section Winner of the Community Development Award on June 9 at the Illinois FFA Convention. The convention is being held June 8-10 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

The Illinois Association FFA recognizes the chapter with the best Community Development Program in each of the association's 25 sections. Community development - along with student development and chapter development - make up the chapter's Program of Activities. The Community Development Awards are sponsored by Alliance Pipeline, Inc.

More than 3,500 FFA members, advisors, parents, and guests will participate in the 82nd Illinois Association FFA Convention. There are 17,400 members in 301 different FFA chapters in the State of Illinois. The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization preparing students for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture.

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