State FFA President, Blake Vineyard, of Lubbock, leads the Sulphur Springs
FFA Chapter in a leadership exercise, on Tuesday afternoon.
FFA State Officer TeamVisits
With Sulphur Springs Chapter, Tuesday
by: Bobby McDonald
State FFA Officers, Blake Vineyard, Jackie Lee, and Tyler Reily, joined the officers of the Sulphur
Springs FFA for a photo, during their visit to Sulphur Springs on Tuesday afternoon.
"We know of the successes of the Sulphur Springs FFA Chapter, one of the oldest and most active in the state," expressed State FFA President, Blake Vineyard, and fellow officers, Tyler Reily and Jackie Lee, as they made a visit on Tuesday afternoon. "The Sulphur Springs chapter is soon to be 75 years old in October and represents many, many years of active participation on the local, area, state, and national level."
The Texas State FFA Officers were in Sulphur Springs as part of a Northeast Texas Tour that they are conducting this week, arriving in Sulphur Springs after a morning visit to the Yantis FFA Chapter. "We're headed to Waskom, Gilmer, and other chapters this week and then will be traveling to the Dallas Area V region next week," allowed Vineyard.
These Sulphur Springs FFA officers participated in some leadership games, as they attempted to "fan"
some balls around a course and back to the finish line.
"Blake and I will become 'real tight' before the year is out, as we travel all around the state, this year," allowed State Vice-President, Tyler Reily, a native of San Antonio. "Since being elected to their state offices, at the State FFA Convention in July, Blake and I have spent almost every day together and will continue to visit chapters across the state, attend the State Fair of Texas, and the National FFA Convention, in November!"
Talon Bell, Chapter President won the contest and presented the ball
back to State Vice-President, Tyler Reily.
The state officers presented a number of leadership games and instructions to the local FFA members, as they lead them in exercises that encouraged them to develop passion for their goals, select super heroes in their life, gain new experiences, and develop their talents.
Following their presentation, the state officers answered a number of questions from the local members, including why they chose to run for a state office, to what some of the difficulties were in serving the year-long commitment of being a state leader.
Then, the state team visited with the Sulphur Springs FFA Officer team that was elected last week at SSHS.
"It's great to visit with the state team and catch their enthusiasm," expressed Talon Bell, who will be serving his second term as president of the Sulphur Springs FFA. "There's just something about the state officers coming that motivates everyone in the chapter to do bigger things!"
Talon Bell learned the "Fox Focus" sign!
And, these FFA members took a painful "ninja stance" as part of the leardership exercise.
The state officer team visited with Vocational Ag Teachers, Amber Norris and Dannie Johnson, to
obtain directions for some needed services, while in Sulphur Springs, as they prepared to leave for
their next stop on the tour.