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Friday, June 3, 2011

Kansas FFA recognizes members, elects new leaders in final day of 83rd Kansas FFA Convention

Inspired members fill McCain for the last day of the 83rd Kansas FFA Convention. Several members wait anxiously in audience to hear of their fate of their run for the Triple Crown, State Star, and State Office.

Fifth Session
Members listened closely as Sentinel Jeff Cather gave his retiring address entitled “Work Never Hurt Anyone” and proved its truth.

After the presentation of the Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees was recognized, Kansas FFA welcomed Kansas Secretary of Agriculture for special remarks. Then, 207 State Degree Recipients were recognized on stage for their mile stone accomplishment with in the association. Crystal Cooper, from Clay Center FFA, won the John Deere Gator 625iXUV.

Garret Lister, chairman of the Nominating Committee reported the 2011-2012 State Officer Slate. Each slated candidate was then given their turn to present their speech to the audience of FFA members and voting delegates.

Sixth Session
The State FFA Band and Chorus filled McCain with their sweet music and melodies during there encore performances. All members thanked the Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors for their generosity before President Andrew Strasburg retired with his motivating and catchy address, “Born to Rock”.

Wilson FFA recieved the coveted Triple Crown for the second year in a row. The “Starts Over Kansas” pageant continued with the announcement of the 2011 State Stars.

All members were on the edge of their seats as President Andrew Strasburg read the names of the newly elected 2011-2012 Kansas FFA State Officers. The 2010-2011 Officers were officially retired and thanked one last time by the members of Kansas FFA for their dedication to the FFA. After the installment of the new officers, President Jordan Pieschl took the podium to present the closing remarks and adjourned the 83rd Kansas FFA Convention.

Congrats to all winners and officers during this years convention. See you all next year!

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