Navasota FFA has Active Summer

On June 20 and 21, the Navasota FFA officer team attended District I camp held in Hempstead, Texas. At District I Camp, the 10 officers learned leadership and organizational skills that they can take back and apply to their FFA chapter throughout the year and help to improve the chapter. Some of the popular topics and ideas that were learned at the camp included how to reach out to every type of person, how to make FFA meetings and events more interesting, and how to gain more people in the chapter.

While all of the District I officers, including Kyle Ramsey of the Navasota FFA, taught the officers all of these neat ideas to take home, an Area III officer and 2 State officers were in attendance. Having the higher ranked officers at the camp helped in keeping the Navasota officers hopes high and kept up their willingness to work. Every year the FFA officers go to district camp, but they learn something new every time.

District camp is the start of the challenges that the year has to offer and it helps to build communication, cooperation, and teamwork within the officer team. While the Navasota FFA officers learned many new things at district camp, this was only the start of their adventure.

The Navasota FFA officers, along with a few members, attended the State FFA Convention that was held in Dallas, Texas July 8 through July 12. State Convention was an exciting week for the Navasota FFA chapter as they learned many new things and had the opportunity to meet new people from all over the state of Texas. The chapter attended eight general sessions throughout the week, being able to listen to world-wide motivational speakers that helped to make an impact on people’s lives.

On Tuesday night, they got the chance to attend the Turnpike Troubadours concert held in the Dallas Convention Center. Thursday evening, the chapter got to attend the seventh general session where they got to choose the state talent winner and attend the dance.

While at state convention, two of Navasota’s own, Briana Coleman and Taylor Clark, received their Lone Star Degree and Kyle Ramsey was a finalist in the Agriscience Proficiency and placed second in state. Kyle’s Agriscience Fair project won it’s division and advanced to nationals in October. Kyle was also a finalist in Sheep Proficiency.

Overall, the week was one that they will not forget and will cherish the rest of their lives getting the chance to take home great life lessons and ideas that will help to improve their chapter.