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!