The chapter built the Quiz Bowl from the bottom up, from rules and regulations to test questions. FFA members spent long hours perfecting the quiz, which was made up of questions on ag science, FFA knowledge, parliamentary procedure and general curriculum from the seventh and eighth grades.
The Quiz Bowl was held in the north, central and south FFA districts of Alabama, and included a written exam, a team worksheet, and head-to-head competition. There was even a sudden-death tiebreaker, just in case.
A moderator read questions to each student and had the final say about whether or not the answers were correct. Although not everyone was a winner, everyone who participated – 100 percent of the chapter’s membership, in fact – came away with a valuable experience they hope to use by showing other chapters how to run their own Quiz Bowls.
East Lawrence FFA was a finalist in the 2010 National Chapter Models of Innovation award competition in the area of chapter development.