McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Schools

January 5, 2013

State officers to visit local FFA chapters

McALESTER — The state Future Farmers of America officer team of the Oklahoma FFA Association will conduct their 2013 Goodwill Tour with a visit to the Kiowa and Stuart FFA Chapters on Jan. 23.

Four collegiate FFA leaders will stop at the local school at each chapter to meet the FFA members, potential members, school administrators and community leaders.

“We will challenge FFA members to go above and beyond the status quo,” said Brandon Bumgarten, state FFA president.

“Don’t be motivated by the pat-on-the-back, but instead be motivated by the difference you can make,” Bumgarten said.

Throughout the Goodwill Tour, state officers will challenge FFA members to go for the gold and to set their goals high.

 A total of 56 chapters were selected for the 2013 tour from the 352 total chapters in the state.

Visiting the local chapters will be Alex Cas, state secretary; Kaylen Baker, state reporter; Annie Joe Gilbert, central district vice president; and Kyle Hilbert, northeast district vice president.

All are students at Oklahoma State University and sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

The Oklahoma FFA Association, formally known and the Oklahoma Future Farmers of America, is public school youth organization of 24,369 student members statewide — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

The Oklahoma FFA Association changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information visit www.okffa.org.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Schools
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
NDN Video
GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" Trailer is Here! Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.