National FFA Week: Twisted X Show Team

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Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. This is the motto that FFA members live by. They live out this motto from the agriculture classes they take at school to raising an animal to working with their advisors to make their animal show ready while also devoting time to their school, organization, and community.

For National FFA Week, we wanted to spotlight our Twisted X Show Team. This 2022-23 season Twisted X sponsored the Joshua High School FFA in Joshua, Texas in order to support and give back to a community that supports us. We provided each advisor and member of their officer team a pair of Twisted X, a patch to wear at shows, donated funds for the county show sale, and will award 2 students a scholarship at the end of this school year.

Woman at FFA
FFA 2023 participant

The Joshua FFA consists of a show team, CDE teams, and LDE teams that all provide hands-on and learning opportunities to prepare the students for the future. According to National FFA, “Through Career and Leadership Development Events, participating FFA members in grades 7 to 12 are challenged to develop critical thinking skills and effective decision-making skills, foster teamwork and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement. CDE and LDE events occur at the local, state and national levels.” This season the Joshua FFA Public Relations team competed at the LDE State contest as one of the top 24 teams in Texas after placing 2nd at the Area contest. The Ag Advocacy, Greenhand Skill, and Greenhand Creed team made it to area as well.

Along with LDE and CDE contests, Joshua FFA members raise and show animals from Rabbits to Steers and every species in between. From the county show to big shows like Fort Worth and Houston, the Joshua FFA is one to watch for! So far, the team has made a big showing at this year's Fort Worth Stock Show and Johnson County Livestock Show and Youth Fair with many class winners and Grand and Reserve Champions.

When asked her thoughts on FFA and how it has been beneficial to her, Lexie Tucker - Joshua FFA Blue Officer Team President, said “To me the FFA is like a family. You have your Ag teachers who are like your parents and your teammates and fellow showmen who are like your brother and sisters. We all support and encourage one another and are always willing to lend a hand. Your ag teachers do everything for their students' success and also teach you how to be a better person with manners, respect, and how the real world works so we can be prepared. The FFA is beneficial because it’s not only a fun experience for kids, but a learning one by helping kids learn skills for outside of high school like responsibility, time management, and how to budget your money.”

Twisted X is proud to support the FFA. We are thankful for our customers in the FFA community that continue to choose us as their footwear of choice!