|Outstanding FFA Alumni|
Donna Meller of Pettisville was named the Ohio FFA Alumni Association Outstanding Member.
Pettisville, OH Donna Meller of the Pettisville FFA Alumni Affiliate was awarded a clock trophy for being named the Outstanding Member of the Ohio FFA Alumni Association during the Ohio FFA Alumni Convention held in Columbus, Ohio on Jan. 28, 2012. The FFA Alumni Association is an organization that supports and serves agricultural education programs and the FFA in Ohio and across the nation.
Donna has supported the FFA by being an active life member of the Pettisville Alumni for 7 years. She has donated items to the local auction for 8 years, and served as the recipe contest chairman for 6 years. She team teaches the Environmental Science class with the ag teacher, which includes using the ag departments' greenhouse.
She has met with local ag teachers and has assisted them with their students' research, she also includes them in the local science fair so they can qualify for regional science fair and coaches the FFA members with their science research. She has served as a state and national agriscience fair judge for 4 years and served on the state ag ed science curriculum alignment committee. She has also worked at the state alumni booth and served as a state alumni delegate.
FFA Alumni Affiliates were formed to operate in support of the over 7,487 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Their purpose is to help today's agricultural youth by joining together in a united volunteer effort to assist FFA, promote a greater knowledge of the agricultural industry, and support education in local agricultural education programs.
FFA is a national organization of over 534,196 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st Congress of the United States, and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The US Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.