Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kansas FFA Members Volunteer Nearly 19,000 Hours

In response to the Real Service Challenge, FFA chapters statewide were recognized for completing 18,658 service hours. The announcement was made Wednesday the 82nd Kansas FFA State Convention on the Kansas State University campus.

The Real Service Challenge was created by the 2009-2010 Kansas FFA State Officer team. Nellie Hill, State Vice President, explained that service is especially important to their team and that they wanted to encourage a service based mindset throughout Kansas.

Chapters were asked to submit their community service hours to the state. The hours would be part of National FFA’s Million Hour Service Challenge as well as part of a competition between districts. The results of the competition were announced last night during the opening session.

The East Central District placed first with 4,017 hours; the Northeast District placed second with 3,750 hours; and the Southwest District placed third with 3,500 hours.

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