Bleckley County FFA

Meet Your 2016-2017 Officer Team

Written By: Lizzy Parks - Jul• 31•16

Meet Your 2016-2017 Officer Team! Advisor, Walt Parks gave BCHS’ officer team an officer interview so we can learn more about our officers this year.

Introducing:

LeAnn Hearn – President
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  • Hobbies/Interests: “fishing and hunting with my family”
  • Favorite Meal: “breakfast – blueberry pancakes”
  • Favorite FFA Event: “forestry field days”
  • One thing you are looking forward to this year: “new and inivative meeting ideas and being a senior”
  • Something people might not know about you: “I have no middle name, I also look up to my brother”
  • What do you want people to know about FFA?: “We treat  each other like a family and we are not all rednecks. The FFA is a national organization that is looking for diversity.”

Tucker Felkins – Vice President
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  • Hobbies/Interests: “FFA, farming, watching T.V.”
  • Favorite Meal: “spaghetti and meatballs”
  • Favorite FFA Event: “National Convention”
  • One thing you are looking forward to this year: “I am looking forward to working with my fellow FFA officers this year.”
  • Something people might not know about you: “I am an area officer as well.”
  • What do you want people to know about FFA?: “FFA is an amazing organization that has changed my life for the better, and it will change your life too.”

Sydney Googe – Secretary
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  • Hobbies/Interests: “softball, FFA”
  • Favorite Meal:”pizza”
  • Favorite FFA Event: “Stone Mountain, Forestry”
  • One thing you are looking forward to this year: “Forestry”
  • Something people might not know about you: “I don’t like to talk to people.”
  • What do you want people to know about FFA?: “FFA has changed my life. It has made me more confident in myself and meet new people.”

Evan Thomas – Treasurer
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  • Hobbies/Interests: “FFA/agriculture”
  • Favorite Meal: “Chinese”
  • Favorite FFA Event: “ENR”
  • One thing you are looking forward to this year: “National Convention in Indianapolis, IN”
  • Something people might not know about you: “I raise and sell finches.”
  • What do you want people to know about FFA?: “A great organization that can take you far in life”

Lizzy Parks – Reporter
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  • Hobbies/Interests: “acting, singing, FFA, reading, public speaking, and hanging out with friends”
  • Favorite Meal: “french fries, ribs (and bacon)”
  • Favorite FFA Event: “FFA Camp”
  • One thing you are looking forward to this year: “high school, being an FFA officer, and the many opportunities I will have”
  • Something people might not know about you: “I would love to study abroad in England, and also, I’m not a morning person.”
  • What do you want people to know about FFA?: “It’s so much fun and it changes so many people in so many ways. I know that I have been affected in countless ways because of my involvement in FFA.”

Phillip Hobbs – Sentinel
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  • Hobbies/Interests: “hunting, fishing, races”
  • Favorite Meal: “steak and baked potato”
  • Favorite FFA Event: “Forestry”
  • One thing you are looking forward to this year: “looking forward to what we can accomplish”
  • Something people might not know about you: “When I was about 3 months old, I had to have major head surgery or I would not be here.”
  • What do you want people to know about FFA?: “The brotherhood and family you can make, the bonds you can have together.”

Hunter Harper – Parliamentarian
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  • Hobbies/Interests: “hunting/fishing”
  • Favorite Meal: “BBQ”
  • Favorite FFA Event: “Forestry”
  • One thing you are looking forward to this year: “Forestry”
  • Something people might not know about you: “played football for 6 years and played baseball for 4 years”
  • What do you want people to know about FFA?: “It’s fun and useful”

We are all looking forward to a great year as your Bleckley County FFA officer team! Be ready for some new activities and a lot of hardcore fun!

Chapter Officer Leadership Training

Written By: Lizzy Parks - Jul• 29•16

The 2016-2017 Bleckley County FFA officer team participated in a leadership retreat on July 27-29, 2016. The retreat was organized by FFA advisors Walt Parks and Doyle Floyd and took place at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley, GA. The 2016-2017 officer team includes LeAnn Hearn (President), Tucker Felkins (Vice-President), Sydney Googe (Secretary), Evan Thomas (Treasurer), Lizzy Parks (Reporter), Phillip Hobbs (Sentinel), and Hunter Harper (Parliamentarian).

2016-2017 Bleckley County FFA Officer Team had a great Chapter Officer Leadership Training. Looking forward to a great year.

2016-2017 Bleckley County FFA Officer Team had a great Chapter Officer Leadership Training. Looking forward to a great year.

This retreat was the very first activity the officer team was involved in and is a vital part of making a successful year for the chapter. At the retreat, the officer team learned valuable leadership skills, planned out the year’s activities, and participated in team building activities. On the first day, the officer team practiced their opening ceremony speeches until perfect two times in a row and also began planning out important events for the year. The officer team bonded over meals, swimming, fishing, planning and more, all while learning valuable teamwork skills. The team set goals of what they wanted to accomplish and developed the chapter calendar and program of activities. They also designed the chapter t-shirt and officer shirt and planned what community service projects the chapter would conduct.
FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program at Bleckley County High School and strives 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. The Officer Team utilized Camp John Hope in Fort Valley to accomplish this mission. The Bleckley County FFA Advisors are Walt Parks and Doyle Floyd.

FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2016

Written By: Lizzy Parks - Jun• 25•16

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer 28 students from the Bleckley County FFA chapter were challenged to take their first step towards leadership and cooperation! They were part of more than 3,100 people who attended FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2016 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.  In addition to learning leadership skills, these students enjoyed swimming, fishing, horseback riding, zip lines, crafts, assemblies, a giant slip and slide, the Blob, a 4 mile mud run, and more!

The students from the Bleckley County FFA chapter attending camp included: Andrew Butler, Breeann Bohannon, Bryan McNair, Caleb Arnold, Carolyne Francis, Carson Berryhill, Christian Kight, Cohen Lee, Connor Floyd, Dale Hearn, Daniel Tinoco, Dylan Cowart, Elizabeth Parks, Ethan Parks, Evan Thomas, Gracee Boston, Hunter Lucas, Jacob Goodwin, Jayshon Gardner, Louie Lumley, Nick Chapman, Olivia Williams, Rebecca Arnold, Robert Smith, Seth Hall, Summer Martucci, Tucker Felkins, and Tucker Mullis.

FFA Summer Leadership camp 2016!

FFA Summer Leadership camp 2016!

“Summer Leadership Camp provides a chance for FFA and FCCLA students from around the state to grow and learn critical life skills while experiencing something outside their normal routine. We have many great activities, but the ultimate goal is to change lives,” says Russel Towns, Camp Manager.

Bleckley FFA members at the end of SLC mud run.

Bleckley FFA members at the end of SLC mud run.

The Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center is located near Covington, on the banks of Lake Jackson.

Junior State Wildlife Management

Written By: Evan Thomas - Mar• 29•16

The Bleckley County FFA Wildlife Junior Team recently placed 6th at the State FFA Wildlife Career Development Event. Team members include Evan Thomas (1st Place – Game Bird Biology), Mika Floyd (3rd Place – Aquatic Management), Ben DeLoach, and Chase Floyd. The event was held at University of Georgia in Athens on March 19th, 2016.

The purpose of the Wildlife Management CDE is to stimulate student interest and to promote wildlife management instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of instruction in wildlife management, forestry and natural resource management. Each team member completes a practicum of either white tailed deer management, game bird biology, aquatic management and general identification.

Doyle Floyd and Walt Parks are the Bleckley county FFA advisors. The Wildlife Management Career Development Event is made possible through the Georgia FFA Foundation as a special project of an industry sponsor or from the Foundation General Fund.

Evan Thomas, Chase Floyd, Ben DeLoach, and Mika Floyd

Evan Thomas, Chase Floyd, Ben DeLoach, and Mika Floyd

Senior State Wildlife Management

Written By: Evan Thomas - Mar• 29•16

The Bleckley County FFA Wildlife Senior Team recently placed 2nd the State FFA Wildlife Career Development Event. Team members include Tucker Felkins (1st Place – Whitetail Deer Management), Jacob Smith (2nd Place – Game Bird Biology), Johnathon Fountain (1st Place – Aquatic Management), and LeAnn Hearn. The event was held at University of Georgia in Athens on March 19th, 2016.

The purpose of the Wildlife Management CDE is to stimulate student interest and to promote wildlife management instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of instruction in wildlife management, forestry and natural resource management. Each team member completes a practicum of either white tailed deer management, game bird biology, aquatic management and general identification.

Doyle Floyd and Walt Parks are the Bleckley county FFA advisors. The Wildlife Management Career Development Event is made possible through the Georgia FFA Foundation as a special project of an industry sponsor or from the Foundation General Fund.

Jacob Smith, Tucker Felkins, LeAnn Hearn, and Johnathon Fountain

Jacob Smith, Tucker Felkins, LeAnn Hearn, and Johnathon Fountain