At the August 2021 meeting of the Cumberland School Board, the following students were recognized for receiving the FFA Superior Chapter Award Gold Rating: Tavion Carter, Eric Coursey, Hunter Harris, Sarah Jackson (President), Carly Johnson, Landon Jones, Lillian Meadows, Celeste Mitchell, Brianna Newsome, Kallie Norwood, Haley Perryman, Stephen Vande Sande, Sierra Schoolcraft, David Smith, and Johnna Stevens.

According to the National FFA Organization, in order to qualify for a state or national award, the chapter must complete at least 15 activities—one for each of the five quality standards in each of the three divisions. The chapter must also meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the National Quality Chapter Standards. Chapters receiving a State Superior Chapter Award certificate from their FFA association are eligible to compete for their state’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze chapter awards.

In order to receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze chapter award, chapters must report their goals, plans of action, and results/evaluation on three activities for each division. State judges rank the chapters as gold, silver, or bronze based on a rubric.

CAPTION:  Johnna Stevens, Haley Perryman, Celeste Mitchell, Sarah Jackson, and Eric Coursey attended the August 4, 2021, meeting of the Cumberland School Board and received certificates for receiving the FFA Superior Chapter Award Gold Rating.