New officers named for the 2019-20 school year


Jozi Simpson

(Clockwise from top middle) Natalie McIntosh, Riley White, Sarah Hampton, Payten Feller, Beth Brazleton, Morgan Schmidt, Madi Harvey and Whitney Jones participated in the Quiz Bowl competition at state FFA.

Learning to Do. Doing to Learn. Earning to Live. Living to Serve.

This is the motto FFA members across the country live by. The Powell-Shoshone FFA has many very successful members and have earned many awards throughout the school year. The chapter likes to look back and recognize each and every accomplishment at the end of the year banquet, which was May 2.

The evening started with a dinner cooked by Barb Gaisford. While people finished their dinner a slideshow that had pictures from throughout the year made by Powell-Shoshone FFA Reporter Jozi Simpson played.

After the slideshow, the officer team presented adviser Mr. Bryce Meyer a present of appreciation.

“Meyer isn’t only my FFA adviser, he is my role model,” Simpson said. “He has taught me valuable life lessons and has helped me through the hardest times. I wouldn’t be this far if it wasn’t for him.”

After this the honorary degree was announced. The honorary degree is given to someone who dedicates time and puts in a lot of work for the FFA chapter. They are not members within the chapter but are part of the community that volunteer to help in the organization. This years recipient was Hailey Vieira.

Next were the lettering awards. In order to letter in FFA members needed to attend at least 19 out of about 30 events and contests.

Although the GreenHand Degree banquet took place earlier in the year the Star GreenHand was not awarded. Mr. Meyer chooses one outstanding freshman out of the bunch to give this award to. Star GreenHand recipients excel in their first year of membership and show great promise to the FFA. This year’s Powell-Shoshone FFA Star GreenHand is Allyson Visocky.

After this the Chapter Degree awards were given out. These awards go to two-year members. In order to receive this degree members must:

  • Have the Greenhand FFA Degree
  • Two semesters of agricultural course work
  • SAE program
  • SAE earnings and investments of at least $150 or at least 45 hours outside of class time
  • Leadership of a 15-minute group discussion
  • Demonstration of five procedures of parliamentary law
  • Progress toward individual achievement in the FFA award program
  • Satisfactory scholastic record

Just as the Star GreenHand the Star Chapter Farmer is chosen by Mr. Meyer, this award is given to and outstanding Chapter Degree recipient. This year’s winner was Amber Visocky.

Next awarded is the outstanding junior and senior. These awards are voted on by the members within the chapter. This year’s recipients were junior Kaitlyn Decker and senior Mckennah Buck.  Next all of the CDE teams and their placings at the Wyoming State FFA Convention were announced

Not only are awards given out at the end of the year banquet, but the officers for the 2019-20 school year are announced and installed.

Being and FFA officer is an honor. You have the responsibility of not only planning events throughout the year, but you are the face of the Powell-Shoshone FFA Chapter.