National convention

Perry FFA students honored at national convention | Education

INDIANAPOLIS — Twelve members of the Perry FFA Chapter attended the 94th FFA National Convention in October.

The group traveled with students from Byron, La Coruña and Durand. Members attended convention sessions, visited the career fair and toured local agricultural businesses around Indianapolis.

Perry FFA had two teams competing in career development events.

Nathaniel Cochrane, Maddie Daenzer and Ava Hendricks entered the marketing contest, pitching their new business marketing proposition to a panel of judges in the semi-finals. They received a silver medal.

The milk and product quality team included Grace Adair, Noah Boske-Smitherman, Gabi Koehler and Lindsay Pavlica. The competition included a dairy industry knowledge test, hands-on training on identifying milk and cheese flavors and defects in milk samples, and a team presentation on the quality of safety on a dairy farm.

The team received a gold award with Adair, Boske-Smitherman and Pavlica all receiving individual gold awards.

Four members of the Perry FFA have received American FFA degrees, the highest honor a member can earn in the national FFA organization. The award is based on an agricultural project that students have throughout their school career.

Maycee Demerly, Marc Hendzel, Paul Hendzel and Alex Scovill all received awards.