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By Mike Ferrians
The Times 

Waitsburg FFA grows community leaders


January 25, 2024

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Waitsburg FFA Student Chapter officers with their advisor Nicole Abel at last year's FFA Convention in Indianapolis. (left to right) Jackson Karl, Quinn Benavides, Bailey Standring, Makenna Barron, Alyssa Hollingsworth, Cedar Stegall, Marion Duncan, Nicole Abel

WAITSBURG-Future Farmers of America (FFA) is one of the largest student-led organizations in the U.S. According to the National FFA website, there are almost 950,000 middle and high school students and 9,163 chapters across America, including Waitsburg's Student Chapter (WA0126). To every student, FFA is a unique experience.

"FFA created a second family for me," said Alyssa Hollingsworth, vice president of the local chapter. "I've learned how to just be normal again, if that makes sense, like just having normal conversations with people. It's helped to boost my confidence. I'm not very 'agr...

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