November 10, 2017
Elgin recognized at National FFA Convention
On October 10, 18 Elgin FFA members traveled with
FFA members from Mt. Gilead and Highland on a charter
bus to Indianapolis, Indiana. There, these members attended
the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo. On this trip,
FFA members toured Beck’s Hybrid Seeds, Fair Oaks Farms,
and the FFA Career Show. They also attended several FFA
sessions which included national officers retiring address,
motivational speakers, and honored many people of the FFA.
This included six Elgin FFA members who attained their
American degree. These members were Haley Burbaugh,
Chloe Metcalf, Jordan Johnson, William Trihaft, Bethany Trihaft,
and Andrew Trihaft. The American degree is the highest
degree that can be achieved by an FFA member, only one
percent of FFA members nationally receive this award.
Elgin FFA members who attended the convention had an
enjoyable and educational experience which they shared with
the Elgin FFA.