The Louisiana Future Farmer’s America (FFA) Association recognizes the chapters that have had the most success in judging events throughout the year. The Sweepstakes award program recognizes the top chapter in each area and then declares an overall winner.
This year, the Winnfield Senior High School (WSHS) FFA chapter was recognized as the most successful chapter in Area II. Area II consists of DeSoto, Red River, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, LaSalle, Grant, Rapides, Vernon, and Beauregard parishes.
WSHS’s accomplishments this year include: placing in Forestry (2nd in Area, 4th in State), Parliamentary Law (1st and 2nd in Area, 3rd in State), Geaux Teach Ag (3rd in Area), Environmental & Natural Resources (State Champion), Dairy Cattle Judging (1st in Area), Electricity (3rd and 4th in Area), Meats Evaluation (1st and 2nd in Area, State Runner-Up), and Conduct of Chapter Meetings (State Runner-Up).
In addition to these qualifying events, the chapter also earned 5th at Nationals in Parliamentary Law, had ten students earn excellent or higher at literary rally, and earned one state degree. The chapter is proud of their accomplishments but are already planning for the 2020-2021 school year.