We work hard and we often get recognition.


FFA Awards

Recognition of success in FFA is awarded in areas of leadership, animal production, career techniques, community and chapter-based projects. Vinita FFA has been very successful in all award areas from placing first in state livestock evaluation to winning sweepstakes at the state science fair. These awards help our students gain knowledge and confidence as well as gain opportunities in college and in chosen careers.

Leadership Awards

These awards can range from specific contests to winning scholarships to attending leadership conferences.  This past year, Vinita sent 3 students to Washington Leadership Conference and numerous to Alumni and various other leadership camps. Vinita FFA also sends its officer team to state conferences to meet with state officers and other chapter officers.

Career Awards

Career awards are contests that students participate in to improve a skill for a career, to write business plans, or to conduct research.  Vinita FFA has excelled in areas of agriscience research, career development events, and proficiencies.  State awards have been won in each of these areas.  Vinita FFA livestock evaluation team competed at the FFA National contest and 13 members competed in the agriscience fair area.  The Livestock Evaluation members placed 15th  and all agriscience participants placed in the top 10 on a national level.

Community and Chapter

Vinita FFA has been a National Three-Star Chapter and a Model of Innovation Chapter several times in the past few years. These awards are some of the highest honors a chapter can receive. Vinita FFA placed first in the Pork Council grant at the State Convention where chapters compete for best and most successful idea to promote pork to consumers in their community. Vinita FFA, as a single teacher chapter, had the most combined points in the northeast area of Oklahoma.


FFA fair project tackles bovine pinkeye

What is commonly considered a minor ailment for most humans can become a big problem for cattle herds and one of our FFA students set out to learn more about how to stop it.  Vinita High School Junior Jaqueline Bandy’s Agriscience competition project that she started on during her eighth-grade year was to research bovine…

Vinita FFA earns awards at state ceremony

Last year’s school year ended in a strange way, we all admit. But that won’t stop us from honoring a couple of our students who received awards!  Emma Winesburg qualified for Nationals at the Oklahoma Agriscience Fair in Division V, which is for students in 11th and 12th grade. She qualified in the Food Products…


Vinita FFA Senior Officer team participates in leadership trainings on a state level to better prepare them to help the chapter members to succeed in chapter activities. COLT conference is held each year in September to focus on leadership opportunities to bring back to their home chapters. The Vinita FFA has 3 leadership teams. The…


Vinita FFA cares about the Vinita Community and promotes good nutrition and variety as well as eating around the table as a family. The Oklahoma Pork Council has an award area dealing with promotion of pork and the nutritional concept of the “other white meat.” Vinita FFA organized a project and developed the image of…


Riley Bingham won the state proficiency award in the Power and Technical system area with his outstanding project. Riley is a third generation carpenter and the FFA program allows him an opportunity to embrace his passion and heritage for carpentry. Riley began his FFA career his 8th-grade year and started in his SAE area by…

George Washington once said, "Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man."

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