On the evening of May 14, the Zane Trace FFA celebrated their annual chapter banquet. The banquet is held every year in order to celebrate the chapter’s achievements from throughout the school year. This year, the banquet included many special guests, including FFA State Treasurer Aaron Miller. It also included chapter favorites such as the year in review slideshow, and an installation of new officers for the coming year.
FFA Members received awards at the banquet according to their participation in certain activities from throughout the year. Some of the awards include: chapter leadership award, scholarship award, and awards for outstanding students in broad categories such as AgriScience, farming, and placement. Zane Trace’s lone retiring officer, Vice President Sarah Cox, was also honored at this banquet with a scholarship to be put towards her degree in bioengineering.
Perhaps the greatest highlight of this year’s banquet was a speech given by FFA State Treasurer Aaron Miller. Aaron spoke to members about the importance of sitting back, relaxing, and reflecting on all of the hard work they have put in this year.
Later, Zane Trace FFA Members honored the staff of WKKJ and WBEX radio stations with an honorary degree award. This is a prestigious award which is given out each year to supporters of the FFA. Zane Trace chose WKKJ/WBEX staff in order to show their appreciation for everything they do to support the FFA. The award was accepted by Kristina Wolford, who was in attendance at the banquet.
This year’s banquet was surely a success, with high attendance and an award given out to all members. The banquet proves to be a motivator each year for students who want the further their involvement in the FFA, and many members left with fresh new ideas and goal for what they want to achieve in the next year.