Bill Text: IN SR0088 | 2012 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: recognizing North Miami FFA for their accomplishments in the state of Indiana.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2012-03-06 - First reading: adopted voice vote [SR0088 Detail]

Download: Indiana-2012-SR0088-Introduced.html

Introduced Version



     A SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing North Miami FFA for their accomplishments in the state of Indiana.


     , read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)



    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing North Miami FFA for their accomplishments in the state of Indiana.

    Whereas, The Indiana FFA is a youth organization that provides young people with the opportunities to excel and develop while making a positive difference in their communities and across the state of Indiana;

    Whereas, The Indiana FFA Foundation was established in 1961 to support the programs of Indiana FFA Association. The Indiana FFA Association influences positive growth in agricultural education and career development;

    Whereas, The North Miami chapter was founded in 1961 when the school was formed. The advisor was Mr. Keith Overton, who served from 1961 through 1990. When Mr. Overton retired, one of his own students, Glen Jones, took on the leadership role and has served the chapter for the past 22 years;

    Whereas, The North Miami chapter is made up of 68 students who are studying agriculture in high school. Their chapter is known for excelling in the development of leadership

and communication skills among their members;

    Whereas, Winning national titles in dairy evaluation, poultry and egg judging, and soils evaluation has granted the chapter the opportunity to travel to Europe to compete in the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland;

    Whereas, Members of the North Miami chapter have demonstrated their strong leadership skills by serving at local, district, sectional, and state levels. Their community development activities have included building handicap ramps, conducting Red Cross blood drives, and collecting donations for a local food bank. In the fall of 2011 alone they worked with local farmers to raise over $11,000 for the local food bank; and

    Whereas, The FFA organization was started for farm boys 82 years ago and has grown into an organization of 50% male and 50% female with something to offer everyone. Their strong leadership skills continue to pave the way for young adults across the world, and this holds especially true for the North Miami FFA chapter: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. The Indiana Senate recognizes the North Miami FFA chapter for their accomplishments in Indiana.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Mr. Glen Jones and Principal Tim Garland.