Utah FFA Association 2011-2012 State Officer Team
UtahCTE.org congratulates the newly appointed Utah FFA Association State Officer Team: Kaid Panek, State Vice President, Westlake High School; Sawyer Peacock, State Sentinel, Pleasant Grove High School; Logan Jones, State Secretary, Springville High School; Josh Ovard, State Treasurer, North Summit High School; Morgan Peterson, State Reporter, Juab High School; and McKena Woolstenhulme, State President, South Summit High School.
The officers were elected in March at the State FFA Convention. They were selected from a pool of 21 candidates by a nominating committee of their peers. Selection criteria included FFA and agriculture knowledge, presentation skills, and communication skills. High school grades were also important in the selection process as well as a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, which is an agriculture based occupational experience or work-based or community-based experience.
The summer started with a National FFA training activity with five other western states hosted in Bryce Canyon, Utah. The FFA State Officers then passed that training on to the local chapter officers through three Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT) Camps. The first training was the Northern COLT held at the Fair Grounds in Morgan. The second training was the One-Day COLT held in Willow Park in Lehi. The third training was the Southern COLT held in Cedar City at the SUU Mountain Center. The Chapter Officer training included how to work together, how to set an agenda and conduct a meeting, and how to develop an effective Program of Activities for the year.
The theme for this year is “Make a Ripple”. The State Officers believe members can create a positive effect in their homes, schools and communities that will create a ripple across the state. We can all be a part of making a difference.
FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education. Nationally there are half a million members in 7,487 chapters. In Utah there are approximately 6,000 members in 77 chapters, where 38 percent of the membership is female.
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