Two TAHS Students Receive FFA Jackets at State Convention

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Tiffany Hoy

First year FFA members Remington Weaver and Nathaniel Patterson both received their FFA jackets recently

Sophomore Nathaniel Patterson and freshman Remington Weaver received their official FFA jackets as part of the 92nd Pennsylvania FFA Virtual Mid-Winter Convention held on January 11, 2021.

My dad was part of the FFA when in high school, and I always knew that I wanted to be part of this organization. As I have continued to work with our student-created and student-driven committees in the Tyrone Area FFA Chapter, I’m realizing that all students have a place in the organization”

— Freshman Remington Weaver

Every year the Pennsylvania FFA Alumni conducts a blue jacket campaign to sponsor FFA jackets for first-year FFA members.

In order to be selected to receive jackets, members must submit an application that asks various questions including “What does the FFA jacket mean to you?”

“The FFA jacket to me is something that symbolizes unity. You are part of a group that represents the future of agriculture. My dad was part of the FFA when in high school, and I always knew that I wanted to be part of this organization. As I have continued to work with our student-created and student-driven committees in the Tyrone Area FFA Chapter, I’m realizing that all students have a place in the organization and that we are unified through common goals and practices. Every student can gain leadership and citizenship skills, even if they never plan to be engaged in Agriculture,” said freshman Remington Weaver.

“I have many family members who have their FFA jackets and continually hear about the field trips, events, and awards they have received over the years. I would be honored to own my own FFA jacket which displays my name as I take on the many opportunities the organization offers. It would also make me feel a part of the organization and the ‘FFA family’,” said sophomore Nathanial Patterson.