National FFA Organization mascot Flyte to visit Indiana middle school, help recruit new members, during National FFA Week

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CONTACT
Duane Brodt
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization
DBrodt@FFA.org
888-332-2589

MEDIA ADVISORY

What:
FFA Member Recruitment Day

When:
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Where:
Lebanon Middle School
1810 N. Grant St.
Lebanon, Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013/National FFA Organization) – Flyte the Owl, the official mascot of the National FFA Organization, will help Lebanon High School FFA members share information about FFA and agriculture education with students at Lebanon Middle School at a special FFA Member Recruitment Day during National FFA Week.

For more about Flyte the Owl, visit:
YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/FlyteTheOwl
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/FlyteTheOwl
Twitter: @FlyteTheOwl

Several activities are planned during the student-assembly event, including “Kiss the Mystery Animal,” where a middle school teacher will be blindfolded and required to kiss an animal and guess what type of animal it is.

Saturday, Flyte the Owl will appear from 3-5 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co., 2423 N. Lebanon St. in Lebanon, for a fund-raising benefit for the National FFA Organization. TSC is a corporate sponsor of FFA and will accept $1 donations to FFA at the register.

National FFA Week began Feb. 16 and runs through Saturday, featuring community awareness, service and celebration events at the local, regional and national level in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 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, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.