Congratulating Ashley Willits upon the occasion of her election as President of the New York FFA

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Ashley Willits upon the occasion
of her election as President of the New York FFA

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those young people who, by achieving outstanding success in
their competitive endeavors have inspired and brought pride to our
majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Ashley Willits upon the occasion of her election as President of
the New York FFA; and
WHEREAS, The FFA, a national youth organization, once known as the
Future Farmers of America, offers leadership and career development
opportunities for students interested in any agriculturally related
career; and
WHEREAS, One in five American careers is founded in agriculture and
students studying agricultural education in New York high schools are
preparing for careers that are essential (food safety), current ("Green"
technology and renewable fuels) and lucrative (veterinary science); and
WHEREAS, On May 3, 2013, Ashley Willits of Copenhagen, New York, a
junior at Lowville Academy and Central School in Lowville, New York, was
elected as President of the New York FFA; and
WHEREAS, As the elected President of New York FFA, Ashley Willits will
have the chance to promote these opportunities throughout the state to
students, school administrators, businesses and legislators; and
WHEREAS, In her capacity as President of New York FFA, Ashley Willits
will receive over 250 hours of training and spend more than a month on
the road over her summer vacation; she will also have the opportunity to
help foster personal and career success for nearly 4,000 FFA members
statewide, and will be visiting local schools, facilitating workshops,
and giving speeches to groups interested in agriculture and education;
WHEREAS, Residing on a small hobby farm in Copenhagen, New York, with
her parents and four brothers, Ashley Willits has been involved with FFA
since the sixth grade and was a charter member of the Copenhagen FFA;
she later transferred to Lowville Academy in 2011 where she has been an
active FFA member; and
WHEREAS, Ashley Willits has served as an FFA chapter reporter and
secretary, and also as District VI President on the 2012-2013 State
Officer Team; she was a state finalist in 2012 and 2013 in the Prepared
Speaking and Job Interview Career Development Event (CDE) and a National
Finalist in 2010 for the FFA Creed Speaking CDE; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Ashley Willits was a member of the National
Poultry Judging Team in 2011; and
WHEREAS, Ashley Willits' strong public speaking skills and her know-
ledge base of agricultural issues has led her to pursue a career in the
public sector working to improve legislation that affects the agricul-
tural industry; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to celebrate the individual accomplishments
of remarkable young people in this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize and
applaud Ashley Willits for her noteworthy endeavors and achievements;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Ashley Willits upon the occasion of her election as Presi-
dent of the New York FFA; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ashley Willits.


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