The following article was written by Laura Miller, JC FFA Advisor.
On May 16th, 2019, the Junction City FFA celebrated their first official year as a chartered chapter. Over thirty members were recognized for their involvement in chapter, community, and individual activities. Members received their Greenhand and Chapter Degrees. Outstanding Member Awards were given to a Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman member. Members of the Junction City Community were recognized for their involvement and assistance in helping the chapter succeed throughout the year as a Friend of FFA.
This year, the Junction City FFA has been active. Members competed in Career Development Events (CDEs), Leadership Development Events (LDEs), Fundraising, and Community Service activities. Several members have placed individually at these competitions as well as placing as teams.
Members have attended leadership conferences and conventions, and have advocated for agriculture in the Junction City community all year. They plan to grow their membership, improve placings in competitions, and increase the number of community events.
Food Science: 14th Place Team, 10th Place Individual- Johnathan Theunissen,
Dairy Evaluation: 11th Place Senior Team, 11th Place Greenhand Team, 10th Place Individual- Angel Trevino
Extemporaneous Public Speaking: 8th Place- Johnny Hensley, 10th Place- Frank Throckmorton
Job Interview- 5th Place, Frank Throckmorton
Poultry Evaluation: 9th Place Senior Team
Milk Quality Evaluation: 3rd Place Greenhand Team, 10th Place Individual- Amber Halligan
Veterinary Science: 12th Place Team
Farm Business Management: 3rd Place Team, 7th Place Individual- Morgan Goodwin, 7th Place Individual- Alexus Messer, 10th Place Individual- Johnny Hensley
Discussion Meet- 8th Place Individual- Johnny Hensley
Horse Evaluation: 3rd Place Greenhand Team- 1st Place Individual- Morgan Goodwin, 10th Place Individual- Rylie Ellis
Livestock Evaluation: 12th Place Team
Our winners are:
Outstanding Freshman: Juliauna Throckmorton
Outstanding Sophomore: Colten Drake, Amber Halligan, and Ashlynn Shea
Outstanding Junior: Alexus Messer
Outstanding Seniors: Frank Throckmorton and Caleb Harris
Sr. Leadership Award: Johnny Hensley
Friends of FFA: Nora Wilson, TSA Advisor and Nancy Dettmer, HOSA Advisor
Keynote Speaker: Michael Dowd, KS FFA State Vice-President
For more information visit FFA.org or contact Laura Miller, advisor at LauraMiller@usd475.org
You can follow us on Twitter: @JunctionCityFFA, Instagram: @JunctionCityFFA, and Facebook: @JunctionCityFFAChapter
The FFA Mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.