FFA Wins Curtis Grimes Concert


Tomi Capps

FFA members video their entry for the contest. Rather than just have one representative, they filmed a group of ten members.

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter was one of three chapters chosen to receive a free concert by Curtis Grimes after submitting class-made videos. Tomi Capps, senior and vice president of the chapter, recently got in touch with the country artist via Twitter and will have updates on the time and place to follow.

“Nearly 100 FFA programs sent in videos to Curtis Grimes about winning this competition,” FFA sponsor Stephen Hindman said. “When we found out that we won, it was hysterical.”

Members who have paid their FFA dues at the welcome back meeting will be invited to the concert. Seventh and eighth grade members, which is a new addition to the organization this year, will also be welcome to come.

“We’ll definitely have a good time,” senior and member Anita Harwell said. “As both a big group and as a big family.”

I think it is going to be good for our chapter, and we will be able to come together.””

— Tomi Capps

 The contest required students to film a video stating their name, what FFA chapter they are from and shout the chorus to Grimes’ new music video, “Put my money on that!” Rather than just have one representative in the video, the Lindale FFA chapter gathered a group of ten students.

“I think it really set an example for other people in our chapter because they were scared [of the idea] of posting a video of them talking,” Capps said. “This video gave them an opportunity to gain more leadership skills.”

There was originally only going to be one winner of the contest, but Grimes altered the contest for three winners. Along with the Lindale FFA chapter, Chapel Hill and Cypress Woods also won.

“I’m pretty excited about it,” Capps said. “I think it is going to be good for our chapter, and we will be able to come together.”