The meeting room...err, #StateWinnersWeekend will come to order! We are now holding an edition that starts off with OCC!
The purpose of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies (OCC) LDE is to develop public speaking and leadership skills in middle school members to begin preparing them for their FFA careers, while stimulating interest in leadership and citizenship through FFA traditions. This middle school event requires a team of seven FFA members to become "officers" and to recite FFA opening and closing ceremonies and answer a question related to FFA. They are judged according to speaking skills, meeting room setup and script accuracy. This event starts on the sub-district level, where the winners advance to the district level and the 12 district winners then advance to the state competition every summer at state convention.
This event is sponsored on the state level by the Florida Association of Agricultural Educators.
Your 2017 @floridafuturefarmer State Opening and Closing Ceremonies LDE winner is @ffalafayette from Lafayette County! Team members include Tana Byrd, Sophia Celdon, Brinson Crow, Leyton Crow, Mallory McCray, Evan Murray and Hailey Peterson, supported by advisors Chad and Tori Lyons. They were recognized on stage and performed OCC during the eighth general session at state convention over the summer!
Other teams placing in the top five include @lgms_ffa in second, @turkeycreekffa in third, Ocoee Middle in fourth and @wilkinson_ffa in fifth. Congratulations! #flaffa #floridaffa #openingandclosingceremonies #occ #openingceremonies #occcde #lafayetteffa #lafayettehighschool #lafayettecounty #lakegibsonffa #turkeycreekffa #ocoeeffa #wilkinsonffa