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TRI COUNTY FFA ATTENDS NAT'L CONVENTION

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TRI COUNTY FFA ATTENDS NATIONAL CONVENTION

Eight FFA members represented the Tri County Chapter at the 91st National FFA Convention October 23rd to the 27th.  The annual convention was held at the Indianapolis, IN Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium and Bankers Life Arena.

Chapter members attending were Nicole Vodraska. Hanna Taylor, Bonnie Jantzen, Evan Larson,  Taylor Cammack, Savannah Gerlach, Alexis Gerritse, and Jacob Kapke. Advisor Dave Barnard sponsored the group.  The ag education students attended convention sessions, leadership workshops, tours to the Louisville Bat Factory. Churchill Downs, Huber Vineyards, visited the Indiana Veterans Memorial and Museum and enjoyed two Nebraska dances.  The students heard an address from motivational speaker Kyle Scheele. The group enjoyed a country music concert Wednesday night by Garth Brooks and the national career show Thursday.

The highlight of the convention for Tri County FFA was competing in the National Milk Quality and Dairy Products Contest.  Senior Taylor Cammack earned a gold level medal and President Savannah Gerlach was awarded a silver level medal. Team members Alexis Gerritse and Evan Larson received bronze medals.  The team brought home a bronze level plaque from nationals.