FFA National Officer Team Visits Award-Winning PTHS

By A.J. Harris

The FFA National Officer Team made a stop at PTHS recently, to visit the award-winning program in District 90.

Representing the 660,000 FFA members nationwide, FFA Eastern Region Vice President Adrian Schunk tells the Pontiac Daily Leader that the national FFA chooses a state to tour every year to cap off their officer training, and this year they chose Illinois.

“This last week of training is what we call ‘Experience Week.’ Every year the national FFA chooses a state that we get to go to and travel all over to put our training in action. This year we chose Illinois and we’ve been all over.”

Schunk was impressed, calling the strength of the program and the community support “incredible”.

“It’s a huge honor and very humbling,” PTHS FFA sponsor Jesse Faber tells the paper. “I didn’t even know that all six officers traveled together anywhere, much less going to visit actual agricultural programs.

The Pontiac program, headed by Faber and fellow teacher Parker Bane, has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top programs in the state and the nation.