Whitehouse FFA Officers Alexis Fabela, Devyn Sorrells, Shelby Bailey, Abby Johnston, and Britney Stanford kicked off the week by living up to the FFA motto, ‘Living to Serve.’ The officers participated in the Texas FFA Day of Service by volunteering to feed and serve the Dallas community at the local Salvation Army.
As the week continued, Whitehouse FFA celebrated great accomplishments as Officer Kristin Reaves won the Goat Tying Competition at the Texas FFA Rodeo. Reaves was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and more than $1,000 in cash.
Other Whitehouse FFA members, Alexis Fabela, Kailey Clarke, Jessie Tucker, Ally Benken, also received recognition as they were awarded the highest degree achievable for Texas FFA members, The Lone Star State FFA Degree.
Alongside competitions and awards, FFA officers experienced the democratic side of membership by getting the opportunity to vote on new delegates, FFA Officers, National FFA candidates, realignment agreements, and additional amendments during the official business sessions. This included building leadership and personal growth through workshops and hearing from keynote speakers such as CEO of Rick Risby Communication, Rick Risby and Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath. Members also had the opportunity to hear from the Commissioner of Agriculture, Sid Miller and State Senator, Royce West.
Members say they had an eye-opening experience of leadership, learning, and fun while being able to bond together with the ‘Infinite’ pride of being an FFA member.
You can follow the Whitehouse FFA chapter by visiting the district website or by looking for them on Facebook.