One of our school's strongest clubs
BY SAM STRAIT
Rider Wrap-Up Staff
With Roosevelt High School having many different clubs, FFA is definitely one of the best known. With roughly 175 members (top 5 in the state), a great history, and a superb advisor, there are not many FFA programs that can compete with ours.
FFA (Future Farmers of America) was started by a group of farm boys back in the year of 1939. Their purpose was to teach high school students all about the importance of agriculture. Today FFA has over 500,000 members in every state. FFA is found in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as well. Roosevelt has had a FFA program for 10 years now.
Roosevelt’s club has nine different officers. The top three officers are Dakota Hatch(President), Germon Zamora(Vice President), and Bailey Skinner (Secretary). You can catch these three, and the rest of the club members, meeting at 7 o’clock on every 1st Monday of each month.
The FFA club at RHS is constantly involved in some kind of activity. These activities include community service, homecoming dinner, speaking contests, and a lot of judging in the spring time. They even hold a “back to school bash” where you can go to events such as a peddle tractor pull and a petting zoo. Coming up this Tuesday is the “Big Conference”, which is a leadership conference for freshmen.
Being the outstanding club they are, Roosevelt’s future farmers of America have had some great achievements in the past ten years. Most importantly, they are the only chapter in the state to have won a national championship in the past 30 years. Overall Roosevelt has eight state championships in FFA.
But it does not stop in high school. Roosevelt has had over 30 seniors get college scholarships throughout the years through the FFA program. So far this year’s best achievement goes to Taylor Frank as he won reserve state champion as a swine showman. His, along with many others, future is looking very bright as far as agriculture is involved.
However none of this would be possible if it were not for the great advisor Mr. Hopkins. He has been running the show here at Roosevelt for the past ten years. With an outstanding history and knowledge of agriculture, as well as a great personality, it does not seem like he will stop soon.
Mr. Brent Hopkins