From press reports
STARKVILLE – Members of the Nanih Waiya FFA Chapter attended the 80th State Convention of the Mississippi FFA Association held on the campus of Mississippi State University June 3-5, 2013.
The state convention is a culmination and celebration of the accomplishments and achievements of the members of the Mississippi FFA Association. While at the convention, FFA members had the opportunity to participate in competitions, leadership development workshops and network with departmental representatives from the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University.
Keynote speakers at this year’s convention included Kalie Hall, the National FFA Secretary from Georgia; Barrett Keene, motivational speaker and founder of Go Walk, America, an awareness campaign for abused and orphaned children in America; and Miss Mississippi State University 2013, Jasmine Murray.
Membership in the FFA is an integral part of the local agricultural education program in Mississippi’s secondary schools. There are currently more than 3500 members in 106 FFA Chapters in the Mississippi FFA Association. Participation in organizational activities exposes members to opportunities to develop leadership and teamwork skills; become productive, contributing members of their local communities through service learning projects; and develop their interests and potential success in a career area during high school through implementation of supervised experience programs and competing in career development event competitions.
The following members of the Nanih Waiya FFA Chapter attended the Mississippi FFA Convention: Crystal Holdiness, Celeste Haywood, Michael Resh, Preston Foster, and Raney McDonald. The advisor at Nanih Waiya is West Watkins.