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FFA week - activities and facts
February 19, 2013Hallsville High School
This week is celebrated as National FFA Week across the nation. FFA is the largest youth organization in the United States.
Your local FFA chapter will be celebrating this week with different dress up days, and other activities. We would like to extend an invitation to everyone to stop by if you can during this week.
Tonight you can enjoy smoked pork, with baked beans, chips and a drink from 4:30 - 7:30. Of course we accept donations as we charge the public $5.00, but feel free to stop by and enjoy a meal on us.
Tomorrow morning is our pancake breakfast with all you can eat. Serving from 6:00 A M till 9:00 A M. Cost is $5.00 for students and public.
Friday will be our Petting Zoo held in the shop starting at 8:30 and running until 2:00. No cost to any one as FFA members can show off their animals. This is with weather permitting as snow is predicated Thursday. Friday is also bring your tractor to school day !
Below are some facts about FFA.
Today, there are 557,318 FFA members, aged 12?21, in 7,498 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
•44% of FFA members are female; women hold approximately 50% of state leadership positions.
•73% of our membership is White; 15% is Hispanic/Latino; 7% is Black/African-American; 5% is American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander.
•9% of FFA members are currently enrolled in grades 6-8; 87% of FFA members are currently enrolled in grades 9-12; 4% have already graduated from high school and may be engaged in postsecondary studies.
•FFA chapters are in 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.
•The top five membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma.
•The 2012 National FFA Convention was host to 56,167 members, FFA advisors and FFA supporters.
Thank you for supporting your local FFA chapter.