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TEXAS FFA ASSOCIATION APPLICATION FOR Chapter Office Representing the Area 7 Association Name: __________________________ of the Lanier FFA Chapter Lanier FFA 1201 Payton Gin Austin, Texas 78758 512-414-7429 www.lanier.ffanow.org Texas FFA Association State Officer Application INSTRUCTIONS 1. Application must be typewritten using the latest state template. Application may be printed in copy and typed or typed into the electronic template. Application must be printed on white paper. 2. The following additional documentation must accompany the application: a. Certified high school transcript No additional supporting information is to be included. 3. Applications should be stapled on the top left corner with supporting materials clipped to the back. Do not place applications or materials in an award folder. 4. The Application must be fully certified with all signatures. 5. Complete applications and supporting materials due April 9th by 4:20 PM AREA: Must be received by April 5, 2010 TEXAS STATE FFA OFFICER CANDIDATE APPLICATION SECTION I: PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Gender: Email Address: Phone: Street Address: Cell Phone: City: State: TX Zip Code: Social Security #: N/A Drivers License #: N/A Date of Birth: Age: # Brothers: # Sisters: Father's Name: Mother's Name: Name of FFA Chapter: Lanier FFA Name & Address of High School Attended: Lanier High School 1201 Payton Gin, Austin, Texas 78758 Agriculture Education Instructor in School: Mr. Tracey Cortez & Mr. Joshua Kaiser Agricultural Education Completed (years): High School Graduation Date: What Career Objectives Do You Have? SECTION II: PARTICIPATION IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION Instructions: Attach to this application a certified, sealed transcript of all high school coursework. In the space provided list each agricultural science and technology course successfully completed. Year 1 AGSC AGSC AGSC AGSC Year 2 AGSC AGSC AGSC AGSC Year 3 AGSC AGSC AGSC AGSC Year 4 AGSC AGSC AGSC AGSC Year 5 AGSC AGSC AGSC AGSC Page 1 of 16 SECTION III. Candidate's Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (cont'd) G. Skills, Competencies, and Knowledge (List your BEST 10) Instructions: List the major skills, competencies and knowledge (e.g. marketing, safety, personal skills development) that best describe what you gained technically and personally from your SAE. How do you think these skills, competencies, and knowledge contributed to your success in your SAE? Skills, Competencies, and Knowledge Contributions to Success 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. Page 4 of 16 SECTION IV. INVOLVEMENT IN FFA/SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (cont'd) B. FFA/School/Community Activities: Instructions: List in this section FFA and other school activities--clubs, athletics, band, honor societies, participation in livestock and breed associations, civic organizations, church youth groups, etc. Do not duplicate entries listed in other sections. YEAR ACTIVITY LEVEL ACHIEVEMENTS ATTAINED Chapter District Area State National Page 6 of 16 SECTION V. LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES A. FFA Leadership Roles Instructions: List in this section leadership roles completed in the FFA. This includes elected offices, committees, committee chairmanships, or any leadership roles fulfilled in the chapter's program of activities. Do not duplicate entries listed in other sections. YEAR LEADERSHIP ROLE LEVEL MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY Chapter District Area State National B. School and Community Leadership Roles Instructions: List in this section leadership roles completed in other school and community organizations. Include elected offices, committees, chairmanships or any leadership role successfully fulfilled. YEAR LEADERSHIP ROLE LEVEL MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY Chapter District Area State National Page 7 of 16 SECTION V. LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES (cont'd) C. Leadership Achievements Instructions: List your top three achievements as a leader. Give a brief description of each one. Describe your leadership role in the project and how your influence impacted the success of it. Describe how you influenced others to act and what leadership skills you employed to ensure the project's success. Describe in measurable terms the degree to which the project was successful. 1. Achievement Number One Year Activity Where Completed Hours Committed Description of Activity: 2. Achievement Number Two Year Activity Where Completed Hours Committed Description of Activity: 3. Achievement Number Three Year Activity Where Completed Hours Committed Description of Activity: Page 8 of 16 SECTION VI. SERVICE A. Service Activities Instructions: List your top three service projects--initiatives in which you were involved that made your school and/or community a better place. Give a thorough description of each activity, your role in the completion of the project and how you influenced the direction of the project, if applicable. Describe in measurable terms the degree to which the project was successful and the ultimate impact on your school, community or other target beneficiary. 1. Service Activity Number One Year Activity Where Completed Hours Committed Description of Activity: 2. Service Activity Number Two Year Activity Where Completed Hours Committed Description of Activity: 3. Service Activity Number Three Year Activity Where Completed Hours Committed Description of Activity: Page 10 of 16 SECTION VII. CANDIDATE CERTIFICATION A. Lanier FFA Officer Job Description (Texas FFA Policy Handbook 6.01) (a) The primary responsibility of a state officer is to serve the Texas FFA Association in local, district, area and state activities in a way that will inform, motivate and inspire FFA members, advisors, state staffs, teachers and others to achieve the mission, strategies and core goals of the organization and to represent the state association in state meetings according to board policy and at the direction of the Lanier FFA advisors. (b) State officers serve under the supervision of the Lanier FFA Advisors and Lanier High School staff in accordance with official policy and budget limits. More specific responsibilities include: (1) Participate in training, orientation, continual self-improvement and evaluation of activities as directed by the state staff. (2) Serve as a member of the Board of Student Officers at all meetings as required by the Lanier FFA Advisors. (3) Participate in making visits to business and industry as directed by the Lanier FFA Advisors. (4) Represent the Lanier FFA Association at chapter, district, area and state activities as requested by local advisors and area coordinators within the scope Texas FFA Association officer and travel policies. (5) Participate in the planning and conducting of Leadership Conferences and other student conferences, working under the direction of the Lanier FFA Advisors (6) Participate in the planning and conducting of annual area leadership conferences in his/her respective area, working under the direction of the area advisor or his/her designee.. (7) Participate in the planning and conducting of sessions and other activities at the state FFA convention as assigned by the Lanier FFA Advisors. (9) Prepare and submit expense vouchers and other reports in accordance to board policy and as required by the Lanier FFA Advisors (10) Keep up to date with all correspondence. (11) Plan, prepare, read, study, listen, review and practice to continue improving public speaking and teaching skills. (12) Stay up to date on agriculture, agribusiness and agricultural education facts and issues. (13) Develop positive relationships with FFA members, advisors, staff, sponsors and the general public. (14) Develop and exercise an awareness and sensitivity for the diverse geographic, ethnic and cultural groups represented in FFA membership and the general student population. (15) Maintain a positive attitude and enjoy your year of service with members, advisors, staff, sponsors and others. (16) Follow the Officer Commitment Form. (17) Perform other duties as instructed by the Lanier FFA Advisors and in complete accordance to Texas FFA Association Board Policy. Page 11 of 16 SECTION VII. CANDIDATE CERTIFICATION (cont'd) B. Lanier FFA Officer Commitment Pledge (Texas FFA Policy Handbook Section 6.02) AS A TEXAS STATE FFA OFFICER, I WILL: (1) Be dedicated and committed to FFA and the total agricultural education program. (2) Be willing to commit the entire year to state officer activities. (3) Become knowledgeable of agriculture, agricultural education and the FFA. (4) Through preparation and practice, develop myself into an effective public speaker and project a desirable image of FFA at all times. (5) Regularly and on time write all letters, thank-you notes, reports and other correspondence, which are necessary and desirable. (6) Accept and search out constructive criticism and evaluation of my total performance. (7) Be willing to take and follow instructions as directed by those responsible for me. (8) Use the Texas FFA Association’s resources and assets responsibly and only to the benefit of the Texas FFA Association (9) Obligate the Texas FFA Association to a contract, debt or commitment only if I have been expressly authorized in writing to do so and acknowledge that I will be personally liable for any contract, debt or commitment I enter into in violation of this pledge. (10) In a timely manner, accurately report activities and expenditures with all supporting documentation. (11) As a representative of the state association, not publicly take positions which compromise the Texas FFA's position of neutrality in local issues or in state or national political affairs. (12) Comply entirely with the State Officer Code of Ethics. (As adopted by the 1990-91 State FFA Officer team) (a) To forgo all tobacco while involved in official and unofficial FFA activities and at all times refrain from consumption or possession of alcohol or any substance which is not legal for me to consume or possess. (b) To treat all FFA members equally by not favoring one over another. (c) To conduct myself in a manner that earns respect without display of superiority. (d) To maintain dignity while being personable, concerned and interested in my contacts with others. (e) To avoid places or activities which in any way would raise questions as to my moral character or conduct. (f) To consider FFA officer activities and school as my primary responsibilities. (g) To use wholesome language in all speeches and informal conversation. (h) To maintain proper dress and good grooming for all occasions. (i) Work in harmony with fellow FFA officers, and not knowingly engage in conversations detrimental to other FFA members, officers and adults. (j) To serve as a member of the state officer team always maintaining a cooperative attitude. (k) To keep myself up-to-date on current items. (l) To maintain and protect my health. (m) To be a professional and be on time. (n) Follow a curfew of 1:00 a.m. at all FFA activities. (13) Be mindful of the impact that I will have during my year as a state officer and always act or behave accordingly. (14) Respectfully adhere to board policy and treat all students, teachers and state staff with proper deference. CANDIDATE CERTIFICATION I have read, studied, understand and accept the above provisions. If elected to state office, I will carry out my responsibilities in accordance with these statements and understand that I will be warned, suspended or discharged from office by the State FFA Executive Board in accordance to Texas FFA Association Board Policy if I do not satisfactorily follow these established standards for state officers. Furthermore, I have read and do understand the provisions of TXFFA Section 6.01 the student officer job description, and TXFFA PH 6.02 the student officer commitment pledge and commit myself to full compliance these provisions. Candidate's Signature Date Page 12 of 16 SECTION VII. CANDIDATE CERTIFICATION (cont'd) D. Advisor Certification I, as the candidate's local FFA advisor have reviewed this application and certify that all information contained herein is completely accurate, free of any kind of misrepresentation. Furthermore, I understand the state officer job description and commitment pledge and certify that this candidate possesses the knowledge, skill and character to fulfill the duties of office with at a high degree of excellence. Advisor's Signature Date E. Parent/Guardian Certification I, as the candidate's parent/legal guardian have reviewed this application and certify that all information contained herein is completely accurate and free of any kind of misrepresentation. I understand the duties of a state officer require family support, some financial commitments and possibly postponement of post- secondary educational objectives. I completely support the candidate's quest for state office. Parent/Guardian Signature Date Page 13 of 16
"Lanier FFA Officer Application"