Couple forms FFA alumni group

High School sweethearts are former club presidents
By: Steve Archer, Reporter
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Charles and Jessica Armistead, although married with children, still want to be active in the Future Farmers of America.

The Armisteads, both past presidents of the Lincoln High School FFA, started the Lincoln FFA Alumni Association last August and are looking for members. The two started dating while both were in high school.

“It’s slowly building steam,” said Jessica Armistead, the agriculture sciences teacher at Glen Edwards Middle School and Twelve Bridges Middle School. “You don’t have to have been an FFA member to join.”

The Lincoln FFA Alumni Association meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Twelve Bridges Middle School, Room 106. Membership in the association is $20 per year and includes a free T-shirt.

Charles Armistead said the group was chartered through the National FFA organization.

“This year, we will award our first scholarship to a graduating senior from Lincoln High School,” Armistead said. “We also give out awards at the fairs and do fundraising for the ag programs at the two middle schools and Lincoln High School.”

The alumni association also volunteers for the Mount Pleasant Country Store, the Fruitvale School and the FFA open house. The Mount Pleasant Country Store, an annual fundraiser for the Mount Pleasant Hall, will be held March 5 at the hall.

“This is one more avenue for us to support the FFA,” he said. “I want to make sure it continues to thrive.”

For more information, contact the Lincoln FFA Alumni Association at or on the group’s Facebook page.