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Golden Valley FFA to ‘Embrace Ambition’ this year

The 2019-2020 Golden Valley FFA Chapter Officer Team from left to right: Cameron Ivy, Madison Kroeker, Teddy Ragsdale, Katherine Horal, Ashley Sandlin, Kindall Grisham
The 2019-2020 Golden Valley FFA Chapter Officer Team from left to right: Cameron Ivy, Madison Kroeker, Teddy Ragsdale, Katherine Horal, Ashley Sandlin, Kindall Grisham

By Madison Kroeker

Golden Valley FFA Reporter

What a wonderful summer it has been for Golden Valley FFA!

This summer has been full of brainstorming and recharging for the upcoming school year. We can’t wait for new experiences and new people we will be able to build lasting relationships with.

The 2019-2020 Chapter Officer Team has seven new officers, including Chapter President Kindall Grisham, Vice President Ashley Sandlin, Secretary Katherine Horal, Treasurer Teddy Ragsdale, Reporter Madison Kroeker, Sentinel Cameron Ivy, and our Historian Megan Garcia.

In July, the Chapter Officers and our Ag Advisors went on a three day retreat to Bear Valley. During this time, we were able to brainstorm fun ideas for our upcoming year, got to know each other better, and made memories that will last a lifetime. The officers worked on leadership skills, took part in team bonding activities, such as kayaking and making every meal ourselves. We had an amazing time building better relationships with one another, and are so excited to begin this next school year!

We are thrilled to present our theme for this school year; “Embrace Ambition.”

This theme will be our foundation for the school year, and be our guide in all the decisions we make.  With this theme in mind we will encourage each student to build closer relationships with one another, explore what opportunities FFA has to offer, and embrace the idea of working hard to reach your goals. We want each student to find their passion within agriculture. Our mission is to show that everyone has their own story, however, we all come together and turn those hundreds of original stories into one. This year, we are planning to increase our membership and maintain our school wide title of being the largest club on campus (we have over 700 members!). Golden Valley FFA will continue to advocate for agriculture in our community and school through many fundraisers and community events. We are eager to educate more students about agriculture and the abundant opportunities FFA has to offer.

It will be a remarkable year and we have great expectations!

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