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Weatherford FFA Chapter honored with 'Gold Award'

August 23, 2011 by Anonymous

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The State FFA Program of Texas is proud to announce that the Weatherford FFA chapter earned a spot as a “Gold Chapter” for the National Chapter Award which was presented at the 83rd Texas FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters, who apply, receive this designation each year.

The National Chapter Award covers three areas - Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development. Each chapter is ranked in the three categories, based on an extensive award criterion.

Asked why she feels her chapter has experienced so much success, Weatherford FFA advisor Amber Jennings comments, " Members understand the time commitment and leadership skills it takes to be successful, and they step up to take on the leadership role to make a goal a reality. We also have the support from our school district and community whom believe in the future of agriculture, the love of learning, and success of students."

Another reason the Weatherford FFA Chapter has earned success is because FFA members are responsible for the planning and implementation of all facets of these events. In preparing for the award each year, the Weatherford FFA officers update the chapter’s Program of Activities, which outlines committees, their mission and objectives, along with events that will be implemented. Members also improve upon events and incorporate innovative activities that serve needs in the community. This is truly a student led initiative. The officer team has already re-written their Program of Activities for the 2011-2012 school year that will include community service projects and social media programs.

Ali Cantrell, Weatherford FFA President and District II Reporter noted, “There are numerous outstanding FFA chapters in Texas that are equally active. Our chapter understands the honor of being recognized."

The top chapters from Texas are submitted to the National FFA Organization. The competition for additional awards will be this fall at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The FFA chapter makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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