The Armstrong FFA has been crazy busy this summer!
They attended Illinois State Convention June 11-13th in Springfield, IL. The students participated in different activities such as sessions, team building activities, and interacting with other members from across the state. At the convention the Armstrong FFA received the Gold recognition for the scrapbook that was done by Makayla Learned, Bronze for their National Chapter Award and Gabi Hudson and Cheyenne Cade were awarded their State Degrees. The students had a blast and got a lot of great ideas for the upcoming school year!
Miss Foran attended another CASE conference June 16-21 at Kansas State University where she learned about a new plant science curriculum she will implement in the Horticulture classes.
Gabi Hudson and Cheyenne Cade attended and had an amazing time at Washington Leadership Conference! The two girls met FFA members from all over the country, took educational tours, participated in a service day, and learned so many wonderful leadership skills! They highly recommend the conference to other students!
Lastly, the Armstrong FFA helped the I & I Tractor Club work the root beer float stand as well as sold tickets for the restored tractor that was done by our students with the help of Kenny Knight.
It has been a great summer so far and we still look forward to the rest of the summer activities as well as the upcoming year!
On May 7th, the Armstrong FFA hosted their end of the year banquet where the students and community were recognized for their hard work over the year. Students received their Greenhand and Chapter degrees, awards for their placements in career development events and proficiencies, scholarships and our new officers were inducted into their positions. Michael Schluter and Kenny Knight were present to receive their plaque of appreciation from the chapter for all their help over this past year. It was a great night recognizing the hard work of the Armstrong FFA Chapter.
2019-2020 Armstrong FFA Officer Team
President: Cheyenne Cade
Vice President: Katelyn Luecke
Secretary: Makayla Learned
Treasurer: Luke Gordon
Reporter: Brody Howard
Looking forward to another great year!
On April 24th some Armstrong FFA members attended the Section 18 FFA banquet. Our chapter was recognized for their first place finish at the Tractor Safety CDE, Gabi Hudson and Cheyenne Cade were recognized for their approval of receiving their State Degrees in June, and Makayla Learned was recognized for her first place proficiency in the area of Veterinary Science.
Along with those great accomplishments, two of our members were elected onto the Section 18 Officer team!
Cheyenne Cade was elected the 2019-2020 Section 18 Secretary
Makayla Learned was elected as the 2019-2020 Section 18 Sentinel
Congratulations to these girls as well as the Chapter as a whole! It was a very successful year!
March 7th @ Sullivan High School
Congrats to Makayla Learned for placing 2nd in the District 4 Proficiency Awards in the Veterinary Science Area! Her interview went great and with a little more experience her record book will go far in the coming years!
On March 8th, students traveled to the U of I for the ACES Ag Open House. They had a great time learning about all the opportunities the U of I has to offer.
Congrats to Kayden Turner for placing 3rd in the Ag Power section of the Section 18 Ag Mechanics CDE this past Wednesday night! He represented the chapter well!
The Ag Business Management had another successful Ag in the Classroom lesson at Armstrong Ellis Grade School. They taught the 4th and 5th graders about soil and its importance! The students loved building their own edible soil horizons.
Armstrong FFA worked the Gordyville Tractor Pulls in early January. The students were in charge of pulling the smoke tube on the track, we all had a blast!
Students have been working hard on collecting donations for their upcoming Auction!
On January 25th we had students competing at the proficiency awards with their record books as well as two students interview to get their Illinois State Degrees, which is the highest degree that is awarded by the IL State FFA Association. Makayla Learned won her proficiency area of Veterinary Science and will move onto compete at the District 4 Proficiencies. Good luck Makayla!
Gabi Hudson and Cheyenne Cade interviewed and have been approved by Section 18 to receive their IL State FFA Degree as long as the State Association approves their application. Good luck to Gabi and Cheyenne!