Raleigh, NC – Katherine Miller and Sarah Thomas were named 2016-2017 North Carolina State FFA Officers. Thomas will serve as Vice President and Miller as Secretary.
Sarah Thomas is a 2016 graduate of Jordan Matthews High School. She is the first FFA state officer to be selected from Jordan Matthews. Sarah is the daughter of Jean Bulllis and Donnie Thomas. Thomas will be attending North Carolina State University where she will be majoring in Agricultural Business Management.
Katherine Miller is a 2015 graduate of Chatham Central High School. She is currently attending North Carolina State University where she is majoring in Plant and Soil Sciences with a Crop Biotechnology concentration. She is the daughter of David and Christine Miller.
Each year the North Carolina FFA Association selects six student members to represent the association as a State FFA Officer. Throughout the year the group has a wide variety of responsibilities leading North Carolina FFA. They are elected officials expected to represent the student membership. State officers are responsible for teaching leadership and teamwork to regional FFA officers and chapter members. They are motivational speakers who will inspire members and non-members to heights they did not think they could achieve. State officers are communicators and public relations specialists on behalf of the North Carolina FFA Association building positive relationships across the state and across our nation. They are teammates to the other five state FFA officers and to the staff of the North Carolina FFA Association. They are learners, eager to absorb and grow to the fullest extent possible to fulfill their responsibilities.
FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America; the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture.
Today, nearly one half-million student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in the agricultural science, food, fiber and natural resources industry. Student success remains the primary mission of FFA.
There are currently over 20,000 FFA members in over 250 FFA Chapters across North Carolina.