The Hillsboro FFA Chapter departed Hillsboro on October 27 and began its journey to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 94th FFA National Convention.
In addition to attending sessions at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Chapter was also able to participate in many fun tours and activities that enhanced the bonds between the Chapters. The chapter was able to visit the Great American Ball Park, GRT Glass Designs, Purdue University, a Wolf Park and Not Just Popcorn.
During the 4th General Session of the convention, students watched a parent of Hillsboro FFA member, Mathew Winkle, receive his honorary FFA degree. At Lucas Oil Stadium, a few of the Hillsboro FFA members got to see some of the Hillsboro FFA members receive their American FFA diplomas – Heather Burba, Joe Helterbrand, Grant Crum and Ashlie Hillyer. As the highest degree obtainable in the national FFA organization, the American FFA degree shows the perseverance and dedication of an FFA member. These members devote countless hours and years to their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) as well as developing leadership characteristics and contributing to the community.
“It was really fun meeting people from all over the United States,” said Hillsboro FFA member Emma Hatfield.
All in all, the Hillsboro FFA had a very fun and successful trip.
Submitted by Breanna Cooper, Reporter, Hillsboro FFA Chapter.
The 2021 Hillsboro FFA American Diploma winners are pictured (lr) Heather Burba, Joe Helterbrand, Grant Crum and Ashlie Hillyer.
Hillsboro FFA members are pictured touring Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.