Bleckley County FFA

2018 FFA Camp Registration Open

Written By: Dr. Parks - Feb• 06•18

Camp Sign Up Form 2018.

What is FFA Summer Leadership Camp? 

Summer Leadership Camp is a week-long camp for FFA students from all over Georgia. The purpose of the week is to have fun while building leadership and teambuilding skills. Activities include competitions, dances, ropes course, assemblies, talent shows, free recreation, leadership training, and much more! Summer Camp is held at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. Food, travel and lodging are included in the registration fee as well as a camp shirt.

This is a chance for your student to build relationships, develop teamwork and leadership attributes, and have a great time! I encourage you to support your student to commit to attending Summer Leadership Camp. Remember, camp is only available to FFA members. If your child has not paid his/her dues of $22, time is still available to do so if he/she wishes to go to FFA camp.

If you would like your student to attend FFA Camp, please submit a nonrefundable registration fee of $80 by February 23, 2018. The final fee of $105 (total of $185) is due by May 1, 2018. After February 23 there will be an additional $20 late fee and your child will be put on a waiting list.

We will be going to camp the week of May 28 – June 1, 2018. We will meet at 8:00 am on May 28 at Bleckley County High School to leave for camp. You can pick up your student at 12 pm on June 1 at Bleckley County High School. We will contact you prior to camp to fill out the necessary forms and advise you as to what your student needs to bring to camp.

Discovery Conference 2018

Written By: Dr. Parks - Jan• 09•18

Any Middle School FFA member who wishes to go to the 2018 Discovery Conference, an action packed leadership adventure just for Middle School FFA members, should sign up and pay $50 by Wednesday, January 10. Dates of the conference are January 26 & 27, 2018.

Agenda:

Friday, January 26
1:00 – Depart for FFA Camp from Bleckley County Middle School
3:00 pm- Registration and Cabin Move-In
5:00 pm- Opening Session in Terry England Leadership Center
5:45 pm- Dinner
6:30 pm- Rotational Workshop #1 (Meet in Terry England Leadership Center)
7:45 p.m. – Leadership Circus- in Terry England Leadership Center
8:30p.m. – Break
8:45 pm- Dance/Recreation
10:00 pm- Reflections
11:00 pm- Lights Out

Saturday, January 27
7:45 am- Flag Raising/Breakfast (Cabin clean out complete before Rotational Workshop)
8:45 am- Rotational Session #2
9:45 am- Rotational Session #3
10:45 a.m.- Break
11:00 am- Closing Session* (in Terry England Leadership Center)
12:00 pm- Adjourn
2:00 pm – Return to Bleckley County Middle School

Please fill out the following form and give to Mr. Parks or Mr. Floyd.

Parental Consent Form for discovery conference

 

2017 Summer Leadership Camp

Written By: Dr. Parks - Jul• 10•17

This summer 20 students from the Bleckley County FFA chapter attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) and were part of more than 3,300 people who attended FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2017, on the banks of Lake Jackson.

Advisors Walt Parks, Doyle Floyd and volunteer Sheryl Parks brought their students to the week-long camp, where they participated in leadership programming designed to build relationships, develop teamwork and leadership attributes, and most importantly, have a great time! Activities included team and individual competitions, dances, the mega slide, the blob, swimming, ropes course, shooting sports, crafts, horseback riding, a muddy obstacle course, and more!

This year’s theme for Summer Leadership Camp was “SLC Unlimited”. Led by the idea that “you don’t get to decide how your story begins, but you do get to decide how it ends”, students were challenged to discover their unlimited future. This theme guided the programming for the week, including skits, challenges, and nightly reflections.

The male students from the Bleckley County FFA chapter attending camp included: Tucker Felkins, Evan Thomas, Tucker Mullis, Nicholas Chapman, Louie Lumley, Daniel Tinoco, Bryan McNair, Dylan Cowart, John Michael Teagle, Carson Berryhill, Jayshon Gardner, Dale Hearn, Josh Albright, and Hunter Lucas. Voted on by the rest of the campers, these young men were awarded Leadership Team of the Week for their excellent example of leadership. Breeann Bohannon, Emmi Coleman Joni Lumley, Lizzy Parks, Olivia Williams, and Courtney Turner, were part of the girls group that earned runner-up Team of the Week.

Tucker Felkins Elected State FFA President

Written By: Dr. Parks - May• 01•17

MACON, Ga. – The delegates of the 89th Georgia FFA Convention elected eight new students to serve as the 2017-2018 State FFA Officers during the recent convention in Macon on April 27-29, 2017. Tucker Felkins of the Bleckley County FFA chapter was elected as State President.

Other than President Felkins, those elected to serve included State Secretary, Hinkley Hood of the Ware County FFA; and State Vice Presidents Rebecca Wallace of the Cambridge FFA, Brooks Fletcher of the North Oconee FFA, Jake Harris of the Harris County FFA, Laurabeth Bland of the Southeast Bulloch FFA, Tyler Robinson of the Colquitt County FFA, and Katibeth Mims of the Seminole County FFA.

Mr Parks and Mr Floyd are so very proud that Tucker Felkins was chosen to serve as the 2017-2018 Georgia State FFA President!

Thirty-eight candidates applied to be State FFA Officers. Twelve of the candidates, four in each of the North, Central and South regions, advanced from the Nominating Committee interview process. From the field of twelve, the delegates of the convention, representing all 317 chapters in the state of Georgia, voted to determine the team of eight who will spend the next year serving the Georgia Association.

These students will spend the next year traveling throughout the state of Georgia, to Washington D.C. and to Indianapolis serving as ambassadors for the FFA and agricultural education.
Tucker is a member of the Bleckley County FFA chapter and is an 11th grader at Bleckley County high school. His parents are Tim and Cindy Felkins and his/her agricultural education teachers are Walt Parks and Doyle Floyd.

Nearly 6,000 FFA members, advisors and sponsors attended the 89th Georgia FFA convention. Complete results from the convention, including archived video of all seven convention sessions can be found at www.georgiaffa.org.

2017 State Forestry Champions

Written By: Dr. Parks - Apr• 25•17

The Bleckley County High School FFA Forestry Teams recently won a state championship in the State FFA Forestry Field Day.  The event was held at the Emmanuel County Recreation Department in Swainsboro on April 20th.

Forestry State Champs!

As the state winning senior team, four students will advance to national competition held in conjunction with the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in October. The Team members consisted of Blake Bohannon-1st Tree ID, Evan Thomas and Duncan Veal -1st in Forest Management, Danielle Bowen-1st in Ocular Estimation, Tucker Felkins-1st in Reforestation, Ben DeLoach-1st Sawtimber Estimation, LeAnn Hearn-1st in Tree Disorders, Jacob Smith-3rd in Land Measurement, Mason Kirkpatrick,  Hunter Harper,and Chase Floyd.

The Forestry Career Development Event tests participants’ knowledge and skills in various aspects of the industry. The events include tree identification, forest disorders, cord volume estimation, board foot volume estimation, hand compass, land measurement, timber stand improvement, ocular estimation, reforestation and forest management.