Two New FFA Chapters Established in Cook County
Rich Township High School, Olympia Fields, and Park Forest- Chicago Heights School District 163, Chicago Heights, recently received their charter to establish an FFA chapter at a reception to celebrate the occasion. Illinois FFA State President, Adam Loker, spoke to the students and guests about opportunities the students will have through membership in the nation's largest school-based youth leadership organization. These FFA members will join 32,656 other students studying careers in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources- the largest industry in Illinois. Pictured, Left to Right; Agriculture Teacher Piaget Felix; FFA officers Shelvea Burton and Miguel Dixon; Adam Loker, IL FFA President; Kara Freebairn, IL FFA Treasurer; Chicago Area FFA Officers- Emily Lesko, President; Jersey Merrick, VP; Grace Murphy, Treasurer. Tim Stuenkel, CCFB Board Member and Chair of the Ag Literacy Team, sits on the Agriculture Advisory Committee for Rich Township.