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Cohen and Lynn elected to serve as Area 5 FFA Officers

Kathryn Cohen and Carson Lynn, both member of the Bainbridge FFA chapter, were elected to serve on the 2020-2021 Area 5 FFA Officer team. Kathryn Cohen was elected to serve as Area 5 Secretary and Carson Lynn was elected to serve at the Area 5 Chaplain. These students were elected on on June 19th following the very first virtual area officer election. Kathryn, daughter of Rob and Rebecca Cohen, is a junior at Bainbridge High School where she also serves as the chapter reporter. Carson, son of Jeff and Cara Lynn, is a freshman at Bainbridge High School.

Also serving this year is

Erynn Allison (Tift County High School) – Area V President

Carolyne Turner (Colquitt County High School) – Vice President

Kathryn Cohen (Bainbridge High School) – Secretary

Jacob Harper (Pelham High School) – Treasurer

Will Pace (Seminole County High School) – Reporter

Lily Sheffield (Pataula Charter) – Sentinel

Carson Lynn – Bainbridge High School – Jr. Representative

Virgil Simmons – (Pataula Charter) – Jr. Representatives

Throughout the school year, Kathryn and Carson along with their fellow officers will have the opportunity to represent Area 5 and over 19,000 FFA members in the South Region at a variety of teacher’s meetings, Career Development Events, leadership conferences and area training activities. These students will undergo several trainings throughout the year to develop their personal leadership skills, communication skills and how to work as a team.

This fall, the Area Officer Team will develop educational videos to share with students enrolled in agriculture education classes. Next spring, each Area Officer team will be responsible for conducting their respective Area banquet and award assemblies. The officers will also serve as courtesy corps at the 92nd State FFA Convention in Macon in April 2020.

The Georgia FFA Association has a membership of more than 77,000, making it the third largest association in the nation. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture.

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.