State FFA officers elected at Raleigh Convention

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Four FFA members were elected state officers at the 2011-2012 State FFA Convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center June 21-23. New officers are State President John Stewart of Knightdale; State Vice President Caroline Tart of Goldsboro; State Vice President Beverly Hampton of Mount Ulla; State Vice President Katie Cauthen of Mount Pleasant; State Vice President Hannah Russell of Asheboro; and State Vice President Alyssa Ramsey of Marshall.

More than 2,500 youth from across North Carolina participated the 83rd North Carolina State FFA Convention that included community service projects, the awarding of 368 state degrees, $25,000 in scholarships, numerous awards, competitions, talent shows and the election of the new state FFA officer team.

The theme of this year’s convention was “Infinite Potential.” Members were encouraged to tap into their own infinite potential and to “envision, discover and achieve” while in Raleigh.

Wednesday morning, students volunteered at the North Raleigh Ministries Thrift Store and the Salvation Army.

“Volunteering in the Raleigh area is a great way for FFA members to put into practice values that they learn during their N.C. FFA membership,” said Jason Davis, state FFA coordinator. “While the overall goal of FFA is to explore future agricultural career opportunities, student and life success is the primary mission.”

The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of more than 15,550 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. With 217 local chapters across the state, FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America; the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, nearly one half-million student members across the United States are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities, leading to more than 300 career opportunities in the agricultural science, food, fiber and natural resources industry.

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