The evening began with a barbecued dinner and a slide show highlighting the members of FFA and the activities they participated in over the course of the year.
After the slide show, Chapter President Andrea Kennedy and the other officers distributed awards earned by members throughout the year in various events. Some of the contests participants were judged in included livestock, horticulture, marketing and general agricultural knowledge, at a number of different events.
After awards were distributed, a number of FFA members were awarded scholarships for academic excellence, moral character, and dedication to the organization.
The culmination of the evening was bittersweet for many, especially graduating seniors, who would leave behind the friends and fun from four years of FFA.
“I cannot put into words what FFA has meant to me. The influence of the other officers on the team has made such a difference,” said Student Chaplain Robert Papajeski.
Other officers took to the podium, recalling some hard work, but mostly good times shared with their friends in FFA.
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