South Johnston graduate Shelby Bireley and Corinth Holders graduate Katelyn Honeycutt have been elected to serve as the top leaders for the North Carolina FFA.
Bireley will serve a one-year term of service as N.C. FFA State President, and Honeycutt will serve a one-year term of service as N.C. FFA State Vice President. They were elected earlier this month, during the 87th North Carolina State FFA Convention in Raleigh.
Over the next year, Bireley and Honeycutt will serve as ambassadors for youth, agriculture, and education. They will travel for more than 100 days visiting FFA chapters, meeting with agribusiness leaders, and representing the North Carolina FFA Association in various state and national meetings.
Bireley, of Four Oaks, is the daughter of Heather and Jamie Bireley. She is a 2013 graduate of South Johnston High School where William Weaver, Kendall Parker, Ashley Long, and Cindy Adams were her agricultural education/FFA instructors. She is a student at North Carolina State University majoring in Agricultural Education with a concentration in Horticultural Science.
Honeycutt, of Benson, is the daughter of Barry and JoAnne Honeycutt. She is a 2015 graduate of Corinth Holders High School where Chad Holloman, Michelle Davis, Matthew Barnhill, Mary Olive, and her father were her agricultural education/FFA instructors. She is a student at North Carolina State University majoring in Agribusiness.
The North Carolina FFA Association has 20,046 members in 260 FFA chapters. The FFA student organization is an integral part of the agricultural education program. Agricultural education and FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.