National FFA Convention

Thursday, November 15, 2018
MMCRU FFA students attended the National FFA Convention. Back row, from left: Emilee Schuetz, Makenzie Meyer, Katie Bush, and Regan Peters. Front row, from left: Rachael VanMaanen, Brynn Jones, Victoria Ross, and Sam Schroeder.
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INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - The 91st National FFA Convention & Expo celebrated its third year of a nine-year commitment in Indianapolis beginning October 24th. More than 65,000 FFA members and guests from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were in attendance at this year’s event, which ran through October 27th. This year, the theme of the convention and expo was “Just One”. One moment, one encounter, one opportunity is all it takes to radically change the course of a person’s life. The National FFA Officer team is excited to share in the experience of the National FFA Convention and Expo with all attendees. The convention and expo kicked off with the National FFA Band leading a grand march down Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday, October 24th. The march ended at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and will usher in the start of the opening session. Eight general sessions were held in the fieldhouse. On the morning of Saturday, October 27th, the eighth general session was held in Lucas Oil Stadium where American FFA Degrees, the highest degree for an FFA member, were bestowed upon more than 4,000 members.

The MMCRU FFA Chapter went to the national convention at Indianapolis. The FFA members that went to the National FFA Convention were Makenzie Meyer, Victoria Ross, Katie Bush, Regan Peters, Rachael Van Maanen, Brynn Jones, and Emilee Schuetz. The chaperones that came to the National Convention were Shelby Peters and Sam Schroeder.

While the MMCRU FFA Members were there, they went to laser tag, an escape room, and a rodeo. Rachael Van Maanen’s thoughts on the National FFA Convention were, “I have a lot of favorite parts on the Convention. The open session was probably the best experience of the trip. Our speaker was Kyle Scheele, and his speech about learning to get over your fears.”

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