Twelve members from the Iroquois FFA Chapter, along with students across the nation, attended the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo from Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis, Ind. There were over 55,000 members, advisors and guests present at the convention, where they attended award sessions, keynote speeches, workshops, career and college fairs, industry expos, a rodeo, tours and much more.
The Iroquois Ag Issues team of Katie Dubro, Harley Nelson, Kaylee Morehead, Lily Blue, Lexi Burma, Logan Pekron and Rebecca Bich was awarded a silver award, which was only given to the top 16 teams. Their agricultural issue topic was “Which is Healthier-- Plant Based Meat or Animal Based Meat?”. They were the first Iroquois FFA team to win a state title and compete at a national contest. The final ranks are not disclosed, but they ranked between 5th-16th in the nation.
“My favorite part of the National FFA Convention were the sessions in Lucas Oil Stadium,” said Kaylee Morehead, Iroquois FFA President. “The energy in the stadium was immaculate, and something that isn’t easy to describe in words. FFA members should attend the National FFA Convention because the experience was simply amazing. If you are a high school student, take the extra time to fundraise, be involved, gain experience, compete in events, challenge yourself, and most importantly, take the trip. It is worth every penny!”
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