Seven members of the Winnisquam FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) chapter tested their knowledge of parliamentary law at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis during the week of October 22nd. The Parliamentary Procedure Team, which included Savanna Donovan of Andover, won a bronze emblem for New Hampshire. The Winnisquam agriculture students earned the privilege of representing the Granite State by winning the state level competition last April.
The National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event challenges participants to demonstrate their ability to conduct orderly and efficient meetings, present logical and convincing discussions, and properly record meeting procedures. Each team must take a written exam, conduct a ten-minute demonstration, respond verbally to parliamentary law questions, and prepare minutes from their demonstration.
The event, held at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, is one of many educational activities in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes. The convention was attended by over 56,000 students, teachers, parents, and supporters of the FFA from across the United States.
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. 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.
The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. For more, visit FFA.org.