by Rachel Hunter
The 2018 Gouverneur FFA Chapter presented a special honor to one of its own during the annual awards banquet on April 19.
Gouverneur FFA Chapter Vice President Faith Miller said, “In 1946, the New York FFA Association combined all of its resources to purchase 1200 acres of Adirondack forest and started a summer camp for teenagers. Their primary goal was to give youth a place away from home for them to recreate who they are and to learn what it takes to meet new people in a new place.
“At Camp Oswegatchie, they believe that every summer should be unforgettable. "Have you ever ridden a 350' zipline through the Adirondack forest?" How about kayaked or canoed on four pristine ponds? Ridden a horse on Adirondack Trails? Mountain biked down rugged paths? These are all things that are a part of what is known as Oswegatchie Magic.”
Gouverneur FFA Chapter Sentinel Stephanie LaForty said, “Earlier in the year, Miss Foote (chapter advisor) was contacted by the Director of Camp Oswegatchie who let her know that an anonymous donor had sponsored one fully-paid camp membership to the Gouverneur FFA specifically so that one special member could have an unforgettable, memory-filled summer.
“After some discussion, the FFA Officer team and Miss Foote decided that they would make this a special award given to an FFA member who they believe not only would embrace every opportunity at Oswegatchie but also has and continues to go above and beyond in FFA activities. This year, we would like to present this award to Emily Hight.”
Congratulations were extended to Emily Hight by all those in attendance.
by Rachel Hunter