The first place winner, the Highland FFA chapter, located in Gilbert, Arizona, led by advisor Curtis Willems, will soon see its design on the limited-edition Viking helmet. The design features a blue-and-gold color scheme, emblazoned with a photographic image of a Bald Eagle on the side and the FFA logo at the top. At the bottom of the visor, the helmet boasts the FFA motto: “Learning to Do. Doing to Learn. Earning to Live. Living to Serve.”
The Highland FFA chapter, located in Gilbert, Arizona will soon see its design on the limited-edition Viking helmet. The design was the winner of the Lincoln Electric and FFA's welding design contest held earlier this year.
“We were thrilled by the response and interest we received from FFA chapters across the country,” says Carl Peters, Lincoln Electric’s director of technical training. “We had some really creative submissions. There’s some strong young talent out there, and we are happy to see that welding is on these students’ career radars, thanks to the National FFA Organization’s ongoing efforts to engage the workforce of tomorrow in STEM careers within the agriculture field.”
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 610,240 student members as part of 7,665 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.