The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the organization’s mission and strategies. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
National FFA recognizes the top chapters with innovative activities in each of the three divisions: growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters that receive three-star ratings during judging are eligible to compete for the premier chapter awards.
Middle School Model of Excellence
The Bonaire Middle School FFA Chapter of Georgia was named the Middle School Model of Excellence during the second general session of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo this year, held in Indianapolis.
Bonaire Middle School hosted several initiatives over the year to meet the diverse needs of its members and community. During the global pandemic, the chapter invited the school counselor to speak with members, helping them deal with the stress of the unusual times. They also offered an organizational boot camp to help members struggling with their organizational skills. The chapter worked heavily with four area animal shelters and rescues to raise awareness about pet adoption and hosted a supply drive in local businesses.
Ten FFA chapters competed for the honor. Bonaire Middle School FFA was recognized as the winner during the second general session on Thursday, Oct. 28.
2021 Model of Excellence Chapter
The Paris FFA Chapter of Missouri was named the 2021 Model of Excellence during the third general session of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Paris FFA held weekly Zoom meetings during the pandemic, creating lessons that focused on the five quality standards of the growing leaders section of the Program of Activities (POA). The chapter also held an event to cull the number of coyotes, which are predators in the area, and awarded prizes to participating community members. In another show of community support, the chapter visited each home in town, providing them with smoke detectors and batteries as needed. The FFA members worked with the local fire department to help install the fire detectors to ensure the safety of their community.
Ten FFA chapters competed for the honor. Paris FFA was recognized as the winner during the third general session on Thursday, Oct. 28.