This year, the Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program had over 600 applicants! Of those applicants 265 were selected to receive a donated jacket from this years’ program! Thank you to all of the donors of this program. Your donation has now changed an FFA members life forever for them to be able to have their own FFA jacket to wear.
The FFA Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program selection committee met to review student applications. The committee saw a wide array of need and potential in these students, ranging from a rough home life, a strong financial need and a desire and potential to do more in FFA.
Each student answered four questions and their advisor sent in a statement. Here are some experts from the students applications:
What does FFA mean to you?
“FFA not only gives us the ability to learn about agriculture, it gives us more life skills, such as communication and leadership. There might be a lot of information to take in, but you pick up a lot of friends along the way. FFA is an experience you would probably never forget. To me, it means the chance to learn new things and experience things that will help me to achieve my goals and dreams now and in the future.”
“FFA means the opportunity to meet new people, learning more about agriculture, expanding my knowledge on the FFA topic and opportunity to be a leader. By meeting new people I can better my presentation and communication skills. Learning more on agriculture could help me better my knowledge on how to be a successful farmer. Expanding my knowledge on the FFA topic would better my opportunity to be a successful FFA member and a sponsor. Being in FFA would give me the opportunity to be a leader.”
How will the FFA jacket help you make an impact?
“My FFA jacket will not only help me to make an impact, but will also give me a great sense of pride as I display my FFA chapter’s name. With my jacket I will be able to reach my full potential in FFA and devote much of my time to my chapter.”
“The jacket will help me make an impact because it represents my state and chapter. I will be able to do great things in FFA while wearing this jacket because it will allow me to learn more and to participate in events for me and my chapter.”