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ECHS FFA students describe what FFA means to them
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Meaghan Walters ECHS FFA - photo by Photo submitted

To me FFA is a place for fun and fellowship. Through premier leadership, personal growth and career success, the FFA is a place for students to become capable leaders. FFA has impacted my life far beyond just agriculture. I have learned to become a leader and confident individual.

Through the FFA I have earned more than $3,000 in scholarship money. I recommend all individuals interested to find out for yourself what the FFA can do for you. I can promise that you will enjoy every moment of it.

Michael Zoller
President ECHS FFA


FFA is, in my opinion, the best organization a student can be involved in. It provides many different opportunities for students to build leadership and teamwork abilities as well as having fun, meeting new people and making new friends.

This past year I have served as treasurer for my chapter. Being an officer has presented me with challenges to overcome; like speaking in front of 300 people at our banquet and balancing officer responsibilities with school work. I have enjoyed being an officer so much that I decided to run for Area 4 office. Recently, I gave a speech to delegates from the area and was elected Area 4 Secretary. I am excited to overcome new challenges that this position will present.

Of course I have not done these things alone. Our chapter has three advisors (Dr. Freddie Waltz, Mrs. CJ Satterfield, and Mrs. Myria Shipman) who all help and give direction when needed to our chapter members. These three people become much more than advisors and teachers; they become close friends and role models for other students as well as myself.
FFA has many different opportunities that allow students to grow and learn while having fun.

Emily Rodgers
ECHS FFA Treasurer


To me FFA is like another family. Everyone in FFA knows each other and they are all willing to help a fellow member out, whether it means giving someone a ride to a meeting or helping them with their livestock.

Members form lasting memories together through Greenhand Jamboree, Chapter Officer Leadership Training, meetings, livestock shows and career development events.

Throughout my three years in FFA, I have participated in many of the club’s activities, competitions and classes. I have learned so much in the past three years about FFA and agriculture.

FFA has given me a lot of speaking and leadership opportunities that will help me in my future career as a broadcast journalist. I will never forget the things I have learned from FFA.

Amber Craven


To me FFA is a group of people sharing a common goal: to further the advancement of the agricultural community. FFA has helped me to become the person I am today. Through FFA I have shown cattle, participated in a variety of career development events, as well as going to both state and national conventions. FFA has opened many doors for me and has given me the opportunity to do things that I otherwise would never have dreamed of doing.

Meaghan Walters


FFA has done a great deal for me in my short time in the organization. It has opened the door to what I want to do for the rest of my life. FFA has helped teach me leadership, fellowship, and some skills that will help me later in life. FFA is more than just an Ag class; it opens doors for people of all interests and skill levels.

Through FFA I have meet many friends and learned many skills that I will be able to use later in my career. FFA has prepared me for my future career in forestry and introduced me to the field. But FFA can help anyone going into any field. If someone came to me and asked, “What club should I join in high school?” I would tell them, “Join FFA, even if you don’t want to work as a farmer. It will help you do what ever you want to do. And you’ll gain many friends and connections.”

Thomas Curtis