Franklin County Middle School FFA Named National Chapter Award Winner
INDIANAPOLIS (October 21, 2010) – The Franklin County Middle School FFA Chapter of Carnesville, Ga., was named “Outstanding Middle School” Model of Innovation winner at the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
The nation’s top 10 three-star gold chapters in the middle school development division competed for the award. The chapter received a plaque in an onstage ceremony during the convention’s second general session on Thursday, Oct. 21. Top chapters were also selected from student, chapter and community development divisions.
Members of the Franklin County Middle School FFA continue to show off their Agriscience skills. This year, the chapter hosted its sixth annual Agriscience Fair with more than 30 exhibits from the middle school members.
In a drive to help the greater community, the group initiated a school-wide service project, collecting pop-tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Nearly 75 gallons of tabs were collected throughout the year.
The Models of Innovation awards are sponsored by John Deere and Ford Motor Company. It is one of the many ways FFA members accomplish the FFA mission and succeed in making a difference in their communities and the lives of others.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more information visit www.ffa.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and FFA Nation.
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