Hundreds turned out in Waterford Thursday for the annual community hog roast hosted by the Waterford FFA, an annual tradition during National FFA Week.
It's the students' way of thanking the community for the support they receive throughout the year. Local FFA chapters raise tens of thousands of dollars each year through a variety of fundraisers. The money is used to help the students participate in regional, state and national competitions and conventions. FFA is one of the largest student/technical organizations in the country.
Students in Washington County FFA chapters strive to be the leaders of tomorrow and FFA will help them get there. In addition to the various competitions, career development and social activities, local FFA chapters reach out into their own communities, too. For example, the Warren FFA takes farm animals to the district's elementary schools to expose youngters to the animals and agriculture. Students also take on projects. One example is the Career Center FFA chapter and its grass waterway project.
FFA teaches students life lessons. They learn how to work together, build relationships and bring about change in their communities. Congratulations to all FFA members and their advisors for their accomplishments.