ALAMOSA — On November 16 the Alamosa FFA Chapter hosted their first Leadership Development Event of the year with the Creed Speaking Contest at the Ortega Middle School Auditorium. The FFA Creed was established in 1933 and to this day is a time-honored tradition, which allows for FFA members to practice their public speaking skills and express how agriculture impacts their life. Contestants in this contest were judged based upon their overall presentation and accuracy of their recitation of the FFA Creed. The FFA Creed is a set of beliefs that should guide an FFA member’s actions and with this creed comes with a level of respect and responsibility for the members.
This year’s contest started off with the Opening Ceremonies by the FFA Officer Team after which 17 first year agricultural education students presented their rendition of the FFA Creed. Upon the completion of all of the contestants, members were presented with their own FFA jacket and were told of the meaning, purpose, and what their jacket symbolizes within the National FFA Association.
Out of all of the 17 contestants, the top three were announced: in third place Dylan Dordan; in second place David Ecker; and in first place Kane Absmeier. Kane will be representing the Alamosa FFA at District Leadership Development Event in February in hopes of moving on to state level of competition.
To wrap up the FFA Creed Contest the officer team concluded with the closing ceremonies and congratulatory celebration. Congratulations to all first year members on a job well done! We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you and the Alamosa FFA Chapter!
Josiah Shown is the Alamosa FFA Reporter.
Caption: Alamosa FFA Chapter hosted their first Leadership Development Event of the year with the Creed Speaking Contest at the Ortega Middle School. Courtesy photo