Top National Chapter Award winners announced at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The top National Chapter Award winners were named at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, Oct. 30.
The top winners are selected in the following categories: Student, chapter, community and outstanding middle school. The nation’s top ten three-star chapters compete for the award in each category.
All chapters that receive national three-star ratings are then eligible to compete for the National Model of Excellence Chapter Award.
The following 2014 awards were announced:
• Ponchatoula FFA Chapter in Louisiana was named the Model of Excellence winner.
• Oakleaf FFA Chapter in Florida was named the Model of Innovation winner in student development.
• The Nation Ford FFA Chapter in South Carolina was named the Model of Innovation winner in chapter development.
• The Shenandoah FFA Chapter in Indiana was named the Model of Innovation winner in community development.
• The Altha Middle FFA Chapter in Florida was named the Outstanding Middle School winner.
The National Chapter Awards are sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. It is one of the many ways FFA members accomplish the FFA mission and succeed in making a difference in their communities and the lives of others.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 610,240 student members who belong to one of 7,665 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.