Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Members get National Recognition

Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Members that attended the National FFA Convention were (Front LtoR) Kina Hill, Marissa Roark, Courtney Banis, Brittany Brewer, Riley Hollinger, Kara Hollinger, (Back LtoR) Gabe Watern, Garrett George, Michael Marcus, Tanner Jones, Tyler Martin and Josh Hollinger.
New Madison, Ohio - - The 88th National FFA Convention was held in Louisville Kentucky October 28 – 31, 2015. This year’s theme was “Amplify” and was attended by more than 60,000 FFA members, teachers, and guests from across the country. The four-day convention included Powerful Speaker, National Agricultural Career Show, National Officer Retiring Addresses, Award Presentations and the installation of six newly elected National Officers.

This year there were twelve members from Tri-Village in attendance for the four day trip, October 28-31. These members were then able to take the information learned and bring it back to share with the rest of the FFA chapter. Because of hard work and dedication 2 members of the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA were recognized on stage for their accomplishments. The Tri-Village-MVCTC FFA was represented by Gabe Watern as he was a National Proficiency Finalist in the area of Outdoor Recreation. During convention Gabe was interviewed and was recognized on stage for his accomplishments. The Tri-Village-MVCTC FFA was also represented at convention by Dylen Price. Dylen received the American FFA Degree, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member and is earned by less than 1% of FFA members.

The convention was packed with loads of highlight for the Tri-Village-MVCTC FFA members. Some of the highlights for the students include hearing retiring addresses from National Officers who shared how the FFA and Agricultural Education made a huge positive influence in their lives. Members also heard from nationally renowned motivational speaker Rick Rigsby. Mr. Rigsby was able encourage and empower the students to transform their lives by making an impact. In between a busy convention schedule, students were able attend the Annual FFA National Career Show and were also able to learn more about agriculture with tours of Consolidated Grain and Barge, Taylor Cattle Tours, and the Louisville Science Center. The knowledge and experiences gained by members in attendance for the National Convention was extraordinary. These members saw agriculture from a national perspective and met FFA members from every corner of the country.

For over 40-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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