Piggott FFA Brings Home Two State Championships

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Piggott FFA chapter received the first place honors in the Parliamentary Leadership Development Event at the 91st Arkansas FFA State Convention, held April 23 to 25. Team members include, from left: Hannah Powell, Hannah Smart, Allison Kilbreath, Kaylee Smith, Molly Lambert and Molly Grace Williams. This team of six will compete at the National FFA Convention in October.
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Members of the Piggott FFA Chapter received first place honors in both the Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development Event and the Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event at the 91st Arkansas State FFA Convention, held April 23 to 25. The wins also earned the teams a spot in the national convention set for October.

The parliamentary procedure team members include Molly Grace Williams, Allison Kilbreath, Hannah Smart, Kaylee Smith, Hannah Powell and Molly Lambert.

Screams of excitement accompanied their victory, as the ladies said they are ready to take their talents to Indianapolis.

Members of the Piggott FFA chapter received first place honors in the Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development Event at the 91st Arkansas State FFA Convention in Hot Springs. The team included, from left: Madison Reeves, Morgan Smart, Macey Williams, Emma Shaw, Brent Gossett, Chandler Smart and Austin Fair. These Piggott FFA members will compete for the national title at the Nation FFA Convention this October in Indianapolis.
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“We finally did it after four years of competing and all the hard work finally paid off,” Williams said at the time.

In the competition, students compete in teams of six to demonstrate their knowledge of parliamentary procedure as laid out in Robert’s Rules of Order. Teams are judged on their ability to pass sets of motions assigned to each member at the beginning of the competition, a written test on the rules of parliamentary procedure and panel questions after the demonstration.

The Conduct of Chapter Meetings team members included Brent Gossett, Emma Shaw, Morgan Smart, Chandler Smart, Madison Reeves, Austin Fair and Macey Williams.

“This experience has taught us so much,” the group said. “It taught us to work together, especially during practice and competition.”

In the Conduct of Chapter Meetings Competition, seven students assume the roles of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Sentinel and Advisor to recite the opening and closing ceremonies of FFA meetings and pass basic parliamentary procedure motions.

Piggott FFA will represent the state of Arkansas at the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis this October and compete against state winners from other associations.

The advisor of the Piggott FFA Chapter is Casey Simpson.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Arkansas Department of Career Education. The Arkansas FFA Association has more than 14,000 members and 202 chapters. The FFA mission 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. Those wanting to learn more about the Arkansas FFA may visit www.arkansasffa.org

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