The Thomson High School Chapter of the FFA celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 19-26. "Learn. Lead. Succeed" was this year's theme.
Bobby Jump and Shamekis Harrisİlook on asİMayor Bob Knox signs the FFA Week proclamation.
Members around the nation participated in FFA Week activities at the local and state level.
The THS FFA celebrated FFA Week with many activities. THS FFA members made get-well cards for patients in the hospital, conducted a staff and faculty appreciation breakfast and put on a school wide quiz game relating to FFA. Thomson Mayor Bob Knox also signed a proclamation declaring FFA Week for Thomson High School.
The purpose of National FFA Week was to create awareness of the organization, which was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America.
This name was changed to the National FFA Organization in 1988 to recognize the growing diversity of the agricultural industry.
FFA is committed to developing character and leadership skills and preparing members for a lifetime of civic leadership and personal success.
FFA now has a membership of nearly half a million students nationwide. A continued focus on premier leadership, personal growth and career success has made FFA one of the symbols of what is positive in America's youth.
By expanding the traditional view of agriculture to include science, business and technology, FFA has become a national icon in promoting the diversity of the agricultural industry.
With more than 300 career opportunities available to students through agricultural education, FFA members have been labeled the leaders of tomorrow.