After months of rigorous planning, the Vienna FFA held their annual Alumni FFA Banquet on Friday March 28 at 6 pm in the Vienna High School commons area, resulting in the biggest turn out that they have ever had. The retiring chapter officers installed the newly elected officers into their stations, the annual auction took place, and the retiring officers were thanked for their year of service with plaques from Advisor Jason West.
Opening Ceremonies started the night, conducted by the 2013-2014 Officer Team, followed by a warm welcome by Mr. Josh Stafford, the invocation was said by Mr. Austin Tuey, and a wonderful meal was to follow. After the meal, Chapter Reporter McKenzie Mattox presented the slideshow of pictures from events and contests from throughout the year. 2013-2014 Sentinel Parker Agin then presented the Greenhand Degrees, the first degree that members can earn in FFA. FFA Advisor Jason West then named Freshmen Max Allbritten and Courtney Boren the Star Greenhands for their avid participation through the school year. After the Greenhand Degrees were presented, 2013-2014 Chapter Reporter McKenzie Mattox then presented the Chapter Degrees, the highest degree that an FFA chapter can bestow upon a member. Again, Mr. West presented the Star Chapter Farmer to a sophomore member who was the most active, that member being Mr. Parker Agin.
Every year, since the Chapter Degree is the highest degree that a chapter can bestow upon a member, Advisor Jason West chooses a junior and senior FFA member to be the outstanding members. This year, there were two Outstanding Junior Members, Austin Tuey and Rachael Ren. Having a tough decision to make, Mr. West decided to award Outstanding Senior Member to two senior members, Colten Schultz and McKenzie Mattox. The Alumni Auction was the next item on the list, which is always a huge hit with the community. The big ticket item this year was a quilt made by Norma Stamp out of FFA shirts from through the years that the senior FFA members were active members, with the FFA motto sewn onto the opposite side of the quilt.
Closing ceremonies were what ended the night, with the newly elected 2014-2015 chapter officers; President: Tylour Daubert, Vice President: Dusty McCuan, Secretary: Nathaniel Ross, Treasurer: Parker Agin, Reporter: Austin Tuey, Sentinel: Max Allbritten, and Chaplin: Remington Fisher; being installed to their stations and taking the place of the retiring officers once and for all.