“Winning becomes an obligation, a state of mind, an expectation, in the end—an attitude.” ~NHL Hall of Famer, Ken Dryden
These words are certainly applicable to the Natchitoches Central FFA Chapter as they wrap up the most successful year in program history. In addition to a national championship won last fall, the Natchitoches Central FFA Chapter’s accomplishments this year include winning the state championship in eight separate events, placing in the top four of another seven events, and winning the overall state championship for the fifth consecutive year. “We are very fortunate to have such hard working advisors but also to have such hard working teammates” said Preston Tibbett, who graduated this spring. “There is no secret to our success—the harder you work the more successful you become. FFA is a perfect example of that concept.”
All schools with Agriculture departments have an active FFA chapter and compete against each other. FFA chapters are not separated by school size or classification, so when a chapter wins state, they beat everyone else that has a program. The state is divided into four geographic areas and the top four teams from each area compete at state competition. Natchitoches Central FFA won eight of the 24 state events this year. No other school in the state won more than two.
The Natchitoches Central FFA Chapter could not be so successful without the hard work of all the students enrolled in Agriscience at NCHS and the dedication of the team members. Furthermore, these accomplishments are not possible without the support of the faculty and staff at NCHS, the support of the Natchitoches Parish School Board, and the support of so many of the residents of Natchitoches Parish. Natchitoches Central FFA would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to all who have encouraged our success.