Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Perquimans middle school holds FFA chartering ceremony
Around 50 students at Perquimans County Middle School took part in a Future Farmers of America (FFA) charter signing ceremony on May 10 to help their club become an official chapter.
According to Kelly Russell, AG Biotech teacher at PCMS, roughly half of the members participate in competitions, one of the requirements for achieving charter status. She said that the organization also involves becoming an affiliate, writing a constitution and appointing officers.
Director of Career and Technical Education Jill Cohen said, “Mrs. Russell has done an outstanding job working with our community partners to support our Biotech and Agricultural expansion.”
Future Farmers of America organization was started in 1928 by a group of farmers who wanted to help future generations overcome the challenges of farming. Today, the FFA continues to prepare students by developing leadership and personal growth skills through hands-on learning and civic engagement.
The FFA agricultural program is rooted in science, math, business and technology. Through membership, students develop talents and explore and master various careers. Perquimans Middle is one of three in the region including Camden and Currituck.
Students win at CAC student art exhibit
Two Perquimans County High School students, senior Jessicah Brown and junior Kaylin Watson, won top prizes at the annual Chowan Arts Council Regional County Student Art Exhibit.
Brown won Best in Show and received $150 while Watson won 1st Place and $125. The exhibit featured over 40 art pieces from neighboring counties. In addition, the Perquimans County High School Art Department received a cash donation of $125. The show will be on display at the Chowan Arts Council until May 31.