Meridian FFA Chapter signs charter


photo by Breanna Evans

Meridian FFA chapter poses with their charter. “It makes us more official,” said Brockett.

by Breanna Evans, Reporter

On Friday, November 15, the Meridian FFA (Future Farmers of America) signed their charter which makes them an official FFA chapter.

“The charter is the beginning of a great thing for us,” said Walker Brown, junior. “Nobody else in my family has been in the FFA and it’s really exciting that I can be the start of it.”

The officers, which include President Austin Clark, Vice President Brown, Treasurer Lucas Clapp, Secretary Hailey Thompson, Reporter Cole Rappé, Sentinel Mason Brelsfoard, and Historian Kaylin Moreland, are to create a base for the school that their adviser, Jerry Brockett, can build on.

“It’s an honor because in 50-60 years I can come back and see my name on that charter,” said Clark, junior.

Jerry Brockett started the FFA program this year and hopes that signing the charter might bring more interest in the program for years to come. As stressful as it can be starting a new program at the school, Brockett enjoys every minute.

“It’s nice to give the kids the opportunity [to be part of FFA],” said Brockett.

The team has attended lots of competitions and has placed really well at them which along with signing their charter, also helps the program get off to a great start.

“I’ve helped make something bigger than what I am,” said Brown, junior.

Brown and his fellow officers got this program started and have become a foundation for the future of Meridian FFA.

“It gives people something to look back on and that we started it and it’s a real honor to have our names on there,” said Clark.

Click the link below to watch the officers sign their charter and do some activities with FFA members from other schools. This helped explain to the FFA team what the charter was and what it means to sign.