February was definitely a busy month for the North Hopkins FFA! This past month was the annual Hopkins County NETLA Market and Stock Show. Along with this, the chapter attended the Area VI convention.
This year, the North Hopkins FFA was honored to have Faith Wheeler, our Chapter First Vice President, run for Area VI President. While she did not win the office of president, she will be serving as one of the Area officers. While there, the chapter officers had the pleasure of listening to the talent teams that were competing for the opportunity to advance to state competition. Wyatt Wharton, who serves as one of our Chapter Vice Presidents, received the Star Chapter Farmer Award. Area VI convention was held in Sulphur Springs Texas and over 400 members and guests were present.
This month, the chapter coordinated on of our favorite activities, School FFA Week! Throughout the week, there were dress up days, coloring competitions, and opportunities to learn about the FFA organization. The chapter always has fun during these weeks and we enjoy trying to teach others about the FFA.
The NETLA show was a definite success for the North Hopkins FFA Chapter. The chapter had 51 entries with 30 students making the sale. NH FFA even had some Showmanship winners. Kindal Shakelford won Steer Junior Showmanship, Wyatt Wharton won Lamb Senior Showmanship and Hadlee Hrabal won Swine Junior Showmanship. While at the market show, two of our senior members received scholarships. Rachel Stanley and Samuel Stanley were both recipients of the Larry Sparadling NETLA Scholarship! We very proud of all of our members who were exhibitors at the show and can’t wait for next year.