Billingsley FFA receives donation in honor of former member
Revealed 9:47 am Thursday, September 1, 2022
By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor
The Billingsley Excessive Faculty FFA has obtained $10,000 in reminiscence of former member Charlie Jones.
FFA Advisor Logan Strock stated the funds will enable a number of college students to attend the Nationwide FFA Conference for the primary time in October.
The donation was not too long ago introduced to the college by Jones’s sister Shay Jones Runion and her household.
“Shay and Charlie each have been very concerned in FFA,” Strock stated. “They have been each state FFA officers, and Charlie went on to function a nationwide officer, which was an incredible alternative for him.”
Jones handed away just a few years in the past. He and Shay Runion had each been executives for
Arrow Exterminators in Georgia. The corporate held a golf match in reminiscence of Jones to boost cash for his former FFA chapter. The occasion raised $5,000.
“We have been completely floored by that,” Strock stated. “It was utterly surprising and so very appreciated.”
The funds the occasion raised have been matched by Runion, bringing the full to $10,000.
The donation makes a visit to the Nationwide FFA Conference in Indianapolis doable for the FFA college students this 12 months. Strock stated the college has not been capable of attend for the previous few years.
“The vast majority of the scholars which can be going have by no means attended nationals,” Strock stated.
Pupil Mason Inexperienced may even be competing in wildlife manufacturing and administration.
Strock stated attending the nationwide conference will give his college students alternatives to satisfy trade leaders and different FFA members from a number of totally different states. He stated for some FFA college students the nationwide conference is the place they determine the profession they wish to pursue after highschool.