United in Blue Striving for Gold
On May 15, 2014, the Reserve FFA Chapter held its annual chapter banquet. During the banquet the chapter recognized the achievements of members, heard from guest speaker Mrs. Jessica (Swapp) Lucas, visited with 2013-2014 State Vice Presidents Uriel Munoz and Kelsey Garner, along with saying goodbye to the 2013-2014 chapter officers and welcoming the 20142015 Reserve FFA Officer Team. The 2014-2015 officer team is: President-Camden Hardy, Vice President- Shania Livingston, Secretary-Rebekah McCarty, Treasurer -Michael Carrejo, Reporter-Ty Gatlin, and Sentinel-Ben Fletcher.
From June 1 to 5 Camden Hardy, Rebekah McCarty, Katherin McCarty, Ben Fletcher, Billy Baca, Cody Goetz, Isiac Johnston, Michael Carrejo, Henry Chavez, and Logan Boone attended the 86th annual New Mexico State FFA Convention accompanied by advisor Julian Marta, and sponsors Lori McCarty, and Stanley Radvillas. During the convention members attended sessions, workshops, a dance, and competed in different events.
Camden Hardy competed in Extemporaneous Public Speaking and placed seventh. Rebekah McCarty competed in Greenhand Creed and was also on the State Officer Nominat- ing Committee. Katherin McCarty, Camden Hardy, Ben Fletcher, Michael Carrejo, Billy Baca, Logan Boone and Henry Chavez competed as a team in the Agriculture Issues Contest. The group presented the impact that wildfires make in our community and agriculture on multiple levels. Katherin McCarty also received her State FFA Degree.
Attending State Convention was, and always is, a great experience for members. There were several opportunities for members to make new friends from all across the state, listen to motivational speeches, and learn to be Untied in Blue while Striving for Gold in the FFA.