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Local FFA member selected to compete nationally

A local FFA chapter member was recently selected to compete for national recognition in a career development event at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 25-28.

In April, Jasmine Burgess of the Bryson FFA Chapter from Simpsonville, SC placed first in the Piedmont Region Creed Speaking Career Development Event.  Earning top honors again, she took home the state title in June during the SC FFA State Convention, at Clemson University. Jasmine will now represent the Bryson FFA Chapter and the SC FFA Association in Indianapolis as she vies for national honors in the Creed Speaking event, which is being sponsored by The National FFA Foundation and The National FFA Organization.

Creed speaking is one of 25 career/leadership development event areas, covering jobs skills in everything from communications to mechanics. The Creed Speaking CDE is designed solely for members who qualified while in the seventh, eighth or ninth grade. The outstanding FFA members are recognized for their ability to memorize and present the FFA Creed then answer questions on the meaning and purpose of the Creed and the agriculture industry.  CDEs and LDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

About National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. 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.

The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.♦

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