Twelve FFA members of the Waterford FFA Chapter recently attended the 85th National FFA Convention from Oct. 24 to 27, which was held in Indianapolis, Ind.
At the convention students attended an opening session at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse that included keynote speaker, Scott Hamilton; watched in concert Brantley Gilbert and the Band Perry held in Lucas Oil Stadium; witnessed Hypnotist Jim Wand; participated in the Buckeye Bash dance for Ohio FFA members; and enjoyed a PBA Bull Riding Rodeo. Members also witnessed Travis Ball, Cameron Bookman, Brady Campbell, James Giffin, Breanna Schaad and Laura Whalin receive their American FFA Degrees.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members-all preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture-as part of 7,489 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.
Waterford FFA members pose for a picture during the 85th National FFA Convention located in Indianapolis, Ind. Top row from left: James Whalin, Megan Whalin, Eric Flowers, Derek Huck, Blake Campbell, Katie Wagner, Audrey Hendershot, Allison Adams, Cassie Reed, Megan Giffin, Katrina Ford and Janice Whalin. Bottom row from left: Waterford FFA American Degree Recipients; Laura Whalin, Cameron Bookman, Breanna Schaad, James Giffin, Brady Campbell and Travis Ball.