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MACON, Ga. – Winners of the Home/Community Development Middle School Record Book Competition were recognized at the 95th Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 27-29, 2023.
The Area 1 winner was Lilly Carroll of Central Middle. Aisis Akbar of Edwards Middle took honors in Area 2. The winner in Area 3 was Emma Hood of Gray Station Middle. The Area 4 winner was Noah Boykin of Screven Middle. Jonathan Rakestraw of Eighth Street Middle was the winner in Area 5. Lily Bonvechio of Pierce Middle took honors in Area 6. Noah Boykin of Screven Middle was the state winner in the competition.
The Middle School Record Book award program encourages students to begin and maintain a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project and keep accurate, detailed records. In the area of Home/Community Development, students own an enterprise or work for a business that involves improving and protecting the local school or community. The area promotes community development activities such as volunteerism, community development and community betterment. The area could also include projects related to agricultural communications and agriculture education within school and community.
Each area winner received a plaque and a $50 cash award. The state winner received a plaque and an additional $100 cash award. The advisor of the state winner also received a $100 cash award.
The Middle School Record Book Award in the area of Home/Community Development was sponsored by Support Georgia Agriculture.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. There are nearly 860,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has more than 80,000 members, making it the third largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education.
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