FFA welcomes new teacher, plans trip

Tristan Sigert, staff writer

Ag teacher Shawna Braden said that in October her students are going to St. Lawrence a second time. Braden also said she had fantastic things planned to enjoy while there.

She said they were going to explore and look at a cotton gin, drive tractors, and pick chili peppers, for starters. The first time the group went, it was to look at swine. Braden is from St. Lawrence so she is familiar with the activities there.

“I am over-excited to be the FFA teacher here at Greenwood,” she said. “Being an employee here at Greenwood has been fantastic so far.”

She said that any FFA program can be successful as long as members work at it and care enough about it.

The officers are president- Jennifer Hendriex, vice president- Dax Cave, secretary- Hannah Pfeiffer, treasurer- Savannah Cain, reporter- Nicole Caughron, sentinel- Quinton Holley, historian- Bailey Morgan.

Leadership Development Events start in October. She said that her students would be radio speaking, contest speaking, creed speaking, and chapter conducting.

“Leadership Development Events focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication, and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization,” according to the texasffa.org website. The events are used to reinforce what students have learned in the agriculture class.

“I believe that Greenwood is an awesome school,” Braden said. “The students and teaching staff could not be better,” she said. “I look forward to the year and years to come.”