OUTSTANDING SALUDA FFA MEMBERS: Grey Riley, William Yonce, Andrew Owens, Brooklyn Newman
2016-2017 SHS FFA OFFICER TEAM:Grey Riley, Ginger Wertz, Kaeli Bedenbaugh, Kayla Brown, William Yonce, Andrew Owens
Saluda FFA Celebrates Successful Year
SALUDA, SC The Saluda High School FFA Chapter held its annual Awards and Recognition Banquet on May 19th to celebrate a successful year in Agricultural Education.
Chapter President Brooklyn Newman presided at the event which was highlighted by dinner catered by Mr Steve Pilgrim with desserts by parents of FFA members.
State FFA Vice President Brandon Myers from Pelion was the keynote speaker for the occasion.
Other special guests in attendance included The Honorable Ralph Kennedy, Senator Shane Massey, County Council member Gwen C Shealy; Saluda School District Superintendent Dr. David Mathis, and Mrs. Sarah Longshore, principal at Saluda High School.
Honorary FFA Chapter Degrees were awarded to SHS Coach Ben Webb, Mrs. Bootsie Cooley, and Mr. Duane Black. This is the highest honor a local chapter can bestow upon a friend or supporter of the FFA.
First Year Agricultural Education student Grey Riley was recipient of the Star Greenhand Award. William Yonce was recognized as the Outstanding Sophomore member. Andrew Owens was named the Outstanding Junior member and Brooklyn Newman received the Outstanding Senior Award.
New officers elected for the 2016-17 school year include: Andrew Owens, president; William Yonce, vice president; Kayla Brown, secretary; Kaeli Bedenbaugh, treasurer; Ginger Wertz, reporter; Grey Riley, sentinel; Samaria Reed, chaplain.
Amanda N. Crouch, Agricultural Education instructor at Saluda High School, serves as the FFA advisor.
The mission of the FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through Agricultural Education.