Twenty-one current and two former Freeman FFA members attended the 81st National FFA convention in Indianapolis Oct. 21-25.
The following members attended the convention: Justin Carter, Craig Dunn, Jesse Engle, Todd Enlow, Emily Farrar, Cody Howell, Julia Johnson, Megan Larrison, Michael Lawless, Jud Lee, Michelle Locklin, Johnathon Maynard, Eli Meredith, Charla Piper, Renea Sheroan, Trevor Skaggs, Abby Sullivan, B.J. Sullivan, Cody Sullivan, Shelby Sullivan and Lannah Wheeler.
Scott Wheeler attended the convention to receive the coveted American FFA Degree, which is the highest award bestowed upon an FFA member.
Quint Pottinger, currently serving as state FFA president was a delegate during the convention.
The theme of this year’s convention was “Step Up, Stand Out.” More than 50,000 FFA members from around the country gathered in the Conseco Fieldhouse to make it the world’s largest gathering of youth in the nation.
LaRue County FFA was recognized as a National 3-Star chapter, the highest ranking a chapter can receive. Members attended leadership workshops, visited the career show, attended a hypnotist show, enjoyed a concert and shopped at the FFA Mega Mall during the four-day trip.
Overall, the trip was a great learning experience for all those who attended. Members had a very full week filled with once in a lifetime opportunities. The students were proud to represent LaRue County FFA and experience the National FFA Convention.
Submitted by Misty Bivens, agriculture teacher, LaRue County High School