Photo submitted Pictured from left - Kyle Mobley, Vice President of the FFA Chapter and Paige Jones, President of the FFA Chapter holding the Gold Rate Chapter plaque. The FFA Chapter will be recognized at the National FFA Convention Center in October for earning the 3-Star Chapter.

PAULDING – The 2020-2021 school year may have looked differently for the Paulding FFA Chapter, but the chapter worked hard to achieve their goal of becoming a Gold Rated Chapter at the state level. In May, the Paulding FFA Chapter received notification that the our National Chapter application was awarded a GOLD rating. This was the first time in chapter history that the Paulding FFA Chapter received a gold rating.

In order to apply for the National Chapter award, our three officer books had to be submitted which all received a Gold rating as well and then have an active program of activities (POA) and an Alumni chapter. The chapter was recognized during the Ohio FFA convention as a Gold rated chapter. The chapter received a plaque for our efforts.

Then in June, we had the opportunity to review and make changes to the application before the application was reviewed at the national level. There were many hours spent editing and making sure the application met specific character counts while explaining our activities using SMART goals. Thank you to everyone who helped with this process.

At the end of June, the application was submitted to Nationals to receive a star rating. The chapter just found out that we were given a 3-Star Rating, the highest rating a chapter can receive. The Paulding FFA Chapter was 1 of 21 chapters in the State to receive a 3-star rating. The Paulding FFA chapter will be awarded the 3-Star rating on stage at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on Oct 28, during the 2nd general session. The Paulding FFA chapter is so excited to be recognized at the National Level. This is the first time in chapter history to be awarded the 3-Star Rating.

The Paulding FFA is gearing up for another wonderful year as a chapter. We want to thank everyone for their support and growth of our chapter.