National convention

Miami East FFA members attend national convention – Ohio Ag Net

The 94th National FFA Convention is the largest event organized by the national FFA. 26 members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA chapter attended the convention in Indianapolis. Members included were Jadyn Bair, Sydney Brittain, Luke Brunke, Julia Couser, Keyara Davis, Katelynn Dill, Ethan Fine, Jayden Gates, Ayla Gilbert, Katelyn Hall, Fletcher Harris, Alaina Helsinger, Kyle Larson, Keira Kirby, Madison Maxson, Lillian McClain, Cora Moore, Jillian Niswonger, Kat Niswonger, Elisabeth Norman, Adi Richter, Logan Phillips, Ty Roeth, Dalton Schreadley, Gretchen Stevens and Thomas Wallace. The FFA chapter of Arcanum-MVCTC and its members also joined the members on the trip.
Over 50,000 members, parents and guests attended the FFA National Convention. Previous conventions have been held in Kansas City, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky. Last year’s convention was held virtually.

Congress activities included attending several Congress sessions where members were inspired by motivational speakers such as FFA National Officers 2020-21 and motivational speaker Courtenay DeHoff. Attendees enjoyed attending the Brett Young concert, the world’s toughest rodeo, the FFA mall and career fair, as well as a tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter received a National Three-Star Chapter Award, the highest honor bestowed on an FFA Chapter. The Chapter was selected for this honor on the basis of its activities during the previous school year, in the areas of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

Miami East School graduates Ethin Bendickson, Elizabeth Bair, Michael Bair, Savannah Holzen, Luke Gilliland and Kearsten Kirby received the US FFA Diploma. The U.S. FFA Diploma is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes the ability of members to demonstrate exceptional leadership capabilities and achievement in agricultural business, production, processing and service programs. Recipients received the US FFA Gold Diploma Key and a certificate to commemorate the achievement.

Thanks to Ms. Marie Carity from Miami East and Mr. Brian Pohlman from Arcanum for chaperoning the trip. Additional appreciation goes to the Miami East Local Schools Administration and Miami Valley Career Technology Center.