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National FFA Officer Speaks to California FFA Chapter

National FFA Officer Speaks to California FFA Chapter

September 28th, 2011 by Damien Dummermuth and Steven Arce CHS Reporters in News

The CHS students involved in FFA, attended an event in which a National FFA officer gave a speech to the attendees. This meeting was held during the first hour class on Friday, Sept. 16.

Shanon Norris was the National Officer who attended the meeting and gave the speech, along with the vice president Jill Blankenship. There were a few exercises held before the speech, like a competition to remember the five game commands. "Playing the charades game was one of the best parts of the meeting," according to Megan Halsey, the president of CHS FFA.

The first half of the meeting was games lead by the national officer. These activities included charades, card games, and many other silly activities for kids to take part in.

Cole Combs, a local member of the California FFA chapter said, "Enjoying time with fellow FFA members was the best part of the meeting." Some of the employees who did not make it to the meeting were fired, due to lack of effort on attending primarily important meetings.

During the meeting, the speech informed members of the impact FFA can have on one's life, and the impact that the members can make on other peoples' lives as well.

She also talked about the daily challenges in everyday life such as people, classes, jobs, money, teachers and bullies. Finally, she addressed bigger issues like drugs, peer pressure and terrorism.

After the speech was over, the members of this organization had to say their farewells to Shanon, for she has more schools to travel to and influence.

Megan Halsey and Cole Combs both said, "We would definitely attend another meeting like this one."