FFA Attends National Convention

Madison Falkenhain and Sarah Birchler

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Eleven students and two supervisors had the privilege to attend the 92nd National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. We left Red Bud on October 29th, and returned Friday November 1st. We learned a wide variety of new skills.  One of which was how to interact and socialize in uncomfortable situations. Throughout our time at Indianapolis, we attended three general sessions which were held at the Lucas Oil Stadium. At these sessions we learned a variety of skills that are applicable to everyday life. These skills include, coming out of your shell, overcoming obstacles, being a leader and not a victim, and much more. 

At the breakout session I attended, we talked about how to promote your chapter and when life gets crazy, just take a deep breath and keep going. After the sessions, we went back to the convention center where we were able to visit college booths, meet new people, shop, and talk to some companies. 

Outside of the convention center and the sessions, we attended an Old Dominion concert, a rodeo, and also went to the Indy 500 race track. While we were at the race track, we were able to ride on the track in a big charter bus, visit the museum, and kiss the finish line made of bricks. We also went to the huge mall located in Indianapolis. It was full of other FFA members.  

Experiencing your first “sea of blue” will be quite memorable and exciting. The National FFA Convention was a fun time for everybody and provided the attendees with skills for everyday life.

 

Madison Falkenhain 2019-2020 Social Media Committee member and Sarah Birchler 2019-2020 Convention Attendee