COVINGTON, Ga. - With the signing of an official proclamation, Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey has designated Feb. 4-8 as FFA Week in Newton County Schools. FFA and agricultural education provide a strong foundation for the youth of America and the future of the food, fiber and natural resources system, and FFA also promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success among its members.
According to Marcus Pollard, advisor for the Newton College and Career Academy FFA program, approximately 880 students district-wide participate in the FFA program in Newton County Schools.
“Agricultural education and FFA ensure a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing needs in the science, business and technology of agriculture,” Catrina Pollard, FFA advisor for Eastside High School, said.
Kacie Priebe, FFA advisor at Alcovy High School noted the FFA motto, “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve,” gives direction and purpose to students in the program who take an active role in succeeding in agricultural education.
“FFA also promotes citizenship, volunteerism, patriotism and cooperation,” Alexandria Walker, FFA advisor at Newton High School, said.
“Our Newton County School System FFA program is among the very best programs in Georgia,” Samantha Fuhrey, NCSS superintendent, said. “I am so proud of the hard work and dedication of each of the students who participate in our program. Our teachers are to be commended as they work diligently to expose our students to the many opportunities associated with agricultural education.”