State Representative Marion Frye presents a Concurrent Resolution
from the SC General Assembly to State FFA President Amanda Hiott.

REPRESENTATIVE FRYE ADDRESSES STATE FFA EVENT

COLUMBIA, SC….State Representative Marion B. Frye of Leesville, a member and sub-committee chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee, addressed hundreds of FFA members from throughout South Carolina at a National FFA Week Recognition Luncheon in Columbia on Wednesday, February 21, according to John W. Parris, state director of public affairs with the SC FFA organization.

Representative Frye, an FFA alumnus, praised the FFA members for their involvement in agricultural education courses in preparation for one of the more than 300 career opportunities available in the science, business or technology of agriculture.

At the conclusion of his remarks, Mr. Frye presented a Concurrent Resolution passed by the South Carolina General Assembly to State FFA President Amanda Hiott.

Co-sponsored by every member of the House of Representatives and concurred in by the Senate, the Resolution “recognizes and commends South Carolina’s FFA members and all who support, promote and encourage these outstanding students of Agricultural Education during National FFA Week, February 17-24, 2007,” Mr. Frye said.

The Resolution reads, in part, that “ South Carolina’s FFA members are recognized nationally for their superb agricultural training, leadership skills, academic achievements and community service.” It further states that “ South Carolina’s agricultural educators are known and respected throughout the nation for their exemplary leadership in planning and implementing successful education programs.”

Other speakers at the event included State Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, State Representative Robert Walker of Landrum, Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee; Dr. Alan Sams, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University; National FFA Vice President Jennifer Himburg of Alabama; and Christopher Bell, State Vice President of the North Carolina FFA Association.

The State FFA Officer Team members are Amanda Hiott, president of Williston and Clemson University; Ashton Berry, secretary of Saluda; and state vice presidents Katie McCannon of Pendleton; Tyler Brown of Abbeville; Allen Wright of McBee; and Lara Boyd of Aiken.

The FFA is a national agricultural youth organization of 495,000 student members in more than 7200 chapters located in all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.



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