Catrett takes bronze at FFA event

Published 4:20 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cameron Catrett of the Brantley FFA Chapter was one of 48 participants in the National FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event (CDE).

The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The Catrett, led by advisor Mark Andrews, was awarded a bronze emblem.

The top four individuals received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the Creed speaking event is sponsored by Red Brand as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

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The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 629,367 student members as part of 7,757 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA 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. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.

The National FFA Creed Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to present the National FFA Creed in a competitive setting. Members deliver the Creed from memory and respond to three questions. The event gives FFA members the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner.

The event, held at the Hyatt Hotel in Louisville, is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in agricultural education classes.