About St. Amant FFA
A Little History:
The St. Amant FFA was originally established in 1938. The chapter was inactive for a while when St. Amant and East Ascension were combined schools. The St. Amant FFA Charter was re-established in 1988 under the direction of Mr. Ray Mayers. After many years of molding and influencing hundreds of St. Amant students, Mr. Mayers retired and turned the program over to Mrs. Mandy Savoy DeLaune in August 2007.
Upon her arrival, Mrs. DeLaune was given a classroom, worn out welding shop, small old greenhouse and a tract of land. It didn't take long for Mrs. DeLaune to develop a five year plan for St. Amant High Agriscience Department. That plan would include an updated welding shop and tools, new greenhouse, addition of an updated wood working shop, a small barn facility, and raised garden beds. St. Amant FFA has come a long way from its establishment as a chapter!
Now, our Agriscience Department is awaiting moving back into our old facilities. We now have 3 advisors; Mrs. Mandy Delaune, Mrs. Marcy Mahler, and Mr Samuel Duplantis. While Mr Duplantis will be the first Ag teacher to move into the restored facilities, Mrs. Delaune will be teaching in what was anticipated to be our barn and Mrs Mahler's classes will be held in a temporary building. Despite our accommodations, we educate hundreds of students each year through diverse agricultural courses. Our chapter has won many awards during its existence, including First in the State in 2014, 2017, and 2018 and Models of Innovation Student Development Winner in 2013. Each year, our students go above and beyond with their work! We plan to expand our department and continue our outstanding success.
NCCER Welding (Dual enrollment course with LTC)
FFA (formally Future Farmers of America) is the agriculture-leadership organization associated with the courses we offer. It is one of the three components of our Agriscience Department, along with classroom instruction and Supervised Agricultural Experiences, which are individual student projects.
The National FFA Organization is the nation's largest student-led organization with 506,199 members and 7,429 chapters nationwide. From urban to rural schools, FFA is found in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Through the FFA, students have the opportunity to build premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. Our members are able to build citizenship, advocate for agricultural topics, and develop skills that will apply to any career.