The Clewiston News

FFA chapter has had a busy summer

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston FFA chapter has had a very productive summer. Eighteen students and five chaperones attended the Florida FFA State Convention, which was held June 10 through 15.

Our parliamentary procedure team, consisting of Soraya Martinez, Morgan Daniels, Caroline Sweet, Karlee Lamb, Olivia Williams and Mark Faulk, competed in the state-level competition, and did an outstanding job, making everyone from Clewiston very proud. Each member attended several different workshops that helped us in developing leadership skills. We will bring back these newly learned skills and spread them throughout our chapter and school. All in all, it was a very exciting, motivational and educational experience.

Bottom left to right and up: Olivia Williams, vice president; Caroline Sweet, president; Gwendolyn Ash, secretary; Damien Rivera, sentinel; Mark Faulk, treasurer; and Marco Sanchez, reporter.

In the middle of the summer, the Clewiston FFA officer team was invited to help campaign and survey for Denise Grimsley, candidate for Florida commissioner of agriculture.

On July 21, the officer team traveled to Haines City, home of the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, for a three-day bonding and team building retreat, where we collaborated on projects together and learned to strongly cooperate together as a team. We believe this time together will help us build unity and also achieve goals that we set for our chapter.

Several members also volunteered with teachers and staff to help Clewiston High School beautify the campus by adding new plants, laying mulch, trimming trees and cleaning sidewalks.

Our chapter is ready for a new and exciting year, and we would like to encourage all agriculture students to take advantage of the opportunity to join our FFA chapter, and adults to join our FFA alumni.