Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: National FFA Convention #studentsuccess

It's the most wonderful time of the year. National FFA Convention is finally here! It's time for four days with 60,000 people, and the future of agriculture! FFA members and guest travel across the country to Indianapolis, Indiana to join the opportunities that the National FFA Convention provides through sessions and keynote speakers, the expo and career fair, tours, workshops, concerts, rodeos, dances and so much more.

11 of the 25 students enjoying the 89th National FFA Convention!
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has 25 students actively involved at the National FFA Convention. 
The seven 2017 Penn State Student Teachers are attending convention with their cooperating centers; allowing them to gain a valuable experience by planning and traveling to an event with students.Three students are serving as student volunteers in the educational resource booths for National FFA. One student is serving as an intern in the National FFA communications department. The remaining 14 students are serving as public speaking judges, assisting with the parliamentary procedure CDE, and working the State FFA photo booth.  In addition, many of the 25 members are also competing in the National ATA Conclave, in events such as: Parli Pro, Quiz Bowl, Debate Team, Essay Contest, and Nolan Award/Program of Excellence.

Also, our very own Penn State Teach Ag! Society member--Katie McLaughlin, is competing to serve as a National FFA Officer! She is representing the state of Pennsylvania as the National FFA Officer candidate. She is surly making Pennsylvania FFA proud because she made it to the final rounds of the National Officer interviews! We wish her the best of luck as she continues on.

Katie McLaughlin pictured with
her National Officer Candidate Jacket
Stay connected for a recap of how Penn State students continue to excel at the 89th National FFA Convention.

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Halee Wasson

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @wasson_halee

2018 Agriculture Education Student Teacher

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