Bullard High School’s FFA Chapter has been nationally recognized, once again.
“That was our goal, to become an moi finalist, and so it was so rewarding to see it come to life,” Charlotte Main, FFA advisor, said.
Mrs. Main says out of 1,200 FFA Chapters in Texas, Bullard ranked in the top ten. Out of about 7,500 chapters in the nation, they were nationally recognized and ranked top ten in student development.
“It’s just a word to show that the students are developing through the activities they’re doing.”
There’s a lot that goes into the FFA Chapter.
“It is a very large organization. At bullard, we have an animal program, we have a welding and manufacturing program, and then we have a green house and culture program.”
The president of the chapter is proud of their success.
“Here we are again this small little town, that just gets to say we’re gonna be big for once and we’re gonna go take it to nationals and show this is us,” Erin Johnson, Bullard FFA president, said.
The vice president says FFA can change a student’s life forever.
“I’ve recently won a $10,000 scholarship at the San Antonio livestock show, Hannah Lloyd, Vice President, said. “From the speaking to the responsibility of showing pigs, it’s just a great organization that I’ve been a part of.”
Another FFA member says the positive environment around them supports a sense of fellowship.
“Everyone’s just there, we have each other’s backs. We’re just like one big family,” Rebeka Newburn, Co-Vice President, said.
They’ll compete at the national convention for the sole winner in student development, but either way, the school is proud of them for making it as far as they have.