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TRI COUNTY FFA ATTENDS 92nd NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

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TRI COUNTY FFA ATTENDS NATIONAL CONVENTION

Nine FFA members represented the Tri County Chapter at the 92nd National FFA Convention October 29th to November 2nd.  The annual convention was held at the Indianapolis, IN Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.

Chapter members attending were Nicole Vodraska. Alexx Malchow, Logan Larson, August Gerlach, Emerson Schultis, Gracin Hahn, Emily Thavenet and Caden Kapke. Advisor Dave Barnard sponsored the group.  The ag education students attended convention sessions, leadership workshops, tours to the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory, Churchill Downs, and enjoyed two Nebraska dances. The students heard an address from motivational speaker Jeff Goff.  The group enjoyed a rodeo Wednesday and the national career show Thursday.

On Saturday FFA member Peter Spilker was awarded the American FFA Degree.  Peter’s father Kyle Spilker was present to support him. The highlight of the convention for Tri County FFA was competing in the National Milk Quality and Dairy Products Contest.  Junior Logan Larsen earned a silver level medal. Sophomore team members Gracin Hahn, Emily Thavenet and Emerson Schultis received bronze medals. The team brought home a bronze level plaque from nationals.  Tri County FFA supporters Jessica Larson and Laurie Huls attended the Convention.