2012-03-01 / Local & State

Selected To Receive FFA Grant

The National FFA Organization (FFA) announced that Katie Anderson of Three Springs was selected to receive a Career Pathways grant in the amount of $1,000 to initiate or improve Katie’s career development experience known as a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). To be eligible, the student must be in grades 7-11, have an SAE and be a member of FFA. Anderson is a member of the SHC FFA chapter and was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide.

Katie will use these funds to build her flock and improve flock genetics. Katie also plans to use the funding to attend a professional sheep shearing class. Katie is the daughter of Wayne and Carrie Anderson and granddaughter of Barry Anderson of Mapleton Depot and Clem and Cheryl Ciampa of Saltillo. She is a freshman at Southern Huntingdon County High School.

Along with being a member and officer in the SHC FFA chapter she is a member of the band, band front, chorus, SADD, Leo Club and hockey team. She is the class president and an honor student. Outside school activities include church youth group, color guard competitions and 4-H.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 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. For more information visit www.ffa.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and FFA Nation.

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