Katlyn Davis, a member of the South Effingham Middle FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2016-17 Area 4 Junior Representative during the Area 4 Awards Ceremony held at East Georgia College. Selected to serve as treasurer was Abby Dickerson of Effingham County. Also serving this year are: Area 4 president — Hannah Cheek, Cross Creek; vice president — Brittany Brady, Montgomery County; Secretary — Laura Beth Bland, Southeast Bulloch; high reporter — Chloe Lynch, Islands; sentinel — Macy Coker, Jenkins County; Jr representative — Ethan Fields, Johnson County.
Throughout the school year, Davis and her fellow officers will have the opportunity to represent Area 4 FFA members at a variety of teachers meetings, career development events, leadership conferences and area training activities.
Next spring, each Area officer team will be responsible for conducting their respective Area banquet and award assemblies. The officers will also serve as courtesy corps at the 89th State FFA Convention in Macon.
The Georgia FFA Association has a membership of more than 37,000, making it the third largest association in the nation. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. 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.