Williston FFA Alumni & Supporters
A new and innovative event that Williston Alumni did was to schedule a “Scholarship Day” to promote scholarships and to target those students who were thinking about going into Ag Ed. This was a day long event, and was very successful. The Williston Alumni Chapter gives several scholarships each year. To fund them as well as other ongoing projects, the Chapter conducted a clay shoot which netted over $17,000.00. In addition they sponsored a night at Culvers in Gainesville that exceeded expectations of participation by members, and netted more than was anticipated.
Outstanding Achievement Award – Justin Sharpless
Chair of the Agricultural Studies Department at Warner University. Serves on the Lake Wales High School Career and Technical education Board. Started the Warner University State Officer Preparation Academy. Teaches at Camp ROAR summer camp at Warner. Camp ROAR brings in agriculture students statewide to learn about agricultural businesses and the agricultural industry. Instrumental in revamping the local Alumni Chapter.
Outstanding Young Member – Cody Martin
Member at Deltona. Volunteers each year to serve concessions at football games. Collects items for the annual Chinese and Silent Auctions. Sells tickets and serves food at the quarterly BBQ fundraiser. Sold breast cancer t-shirts. Volunteers at the annual meet and greet that targets students who are interested in agricultural education and the FFA.