DOYLE, TN – The Oakland Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter of Rutherford County was awarded the Outstanding Chapter on June 9, 2017. More than 200 students, advisors, and guests attended what was the second week of the 2017 Leadership Training Camp offered to Tennessee FFA members.
Oakland FFA won several awards including first place in Quiz Bowl. Quiz Bowl Team members were Emma Corson, Jorden Petty, Savannah Scott, and Jacob Tipton. Jorden Petty competed in the FFA Quiz Contest and earned Fourth place in the Extemporaneous Speaking Competition.
To win outstanding chapter, members must be active in specialty classes, officer classes, team sports, camp activities, have majority of their members earn Gold Leadership Award level, and have one member to be a Camp Council representative.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Nationally, FFA is comprised of 649,355 members in 7,859 chapters in all 50 states. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of 14,084 FFA members in more than 214 high school chapters, 7 middle school chapters, and 8 collegiate chapters.
(Photo Caption: After the final session, Oakland FFA members gather on stage in the Auditorium at Camp Clement, where they were awarded Outstanding Chapter.
Bottom Row (L to R): Grace McCollugh, Will Young , Savannah Scott, Gracie Dillon, Jorden Petty, Emma Corson, Miranda Hammer, Rebekah Callis, Haley Gross, Shelby Nye, Jamyiah Moton, Kaitlin Marcos;
Top Row (L to R): Jay Heath, Evan Kincaid, Jacob Tipton, Brady Fry, Dalton Rowden, Hunter Hollins, Matthew Carmichael, Andrew Shattuck, Tyrhe Leverette , Jeremy Harrell, Jayden Brinkley; with advisors Bonnie Holman and Emily Pate and chaperone Jack Lane.)