MANHATTAN — The Cherryvale FFA chapter won first place in the state scrapbook competition at the 88th Kansas FFA State Convention, June 1-3, on the Kansas State University campus. 

The scrapbook competition gives FFA members a chance to showcase their chapter’s accomplishments throughout the last year. Cherryvale FFA was awarded first place in the contest, exhibiting the most quality scrapbook complete with member activities and media documentation.

“In addition to serving as a record of activities for FFA chapters, scrapbooks also are an important resource to encourage prospective and new members to learn more about chapter activities,” said Mary Kane, Kansas FFA Association executive secretary. 

Twenty-two chapters participated in the competition. Seven chapters were recognized as Gold level recipients: Cherryvale FFA in first place, Chapman FFA, second place; Centre FFA, third place; Fredonia FFA, fourth place; Northern Valley FFA, fifth place; Girard FFA, sixth place; and Southeast of Saline FFA, seventh place. All chapter scrapbooks are on display in McCain Auditorium for convention attendees to view during the three-day event.

Photos may be available upon request depending on student availability. E-mail kansasffa@gmail.com or go to flickr.com/ksffa for photos. 

The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 9,059 agricultural education students in 179 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 629,367 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,757 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. 

Visit www.ksffa.org for more information.