Friday, June 1, 2012

Kansas FFA recognizes members, elects new leaders in final day of 84th Kansas FFA Convention

2012-2013 Kansas FFA Officers

Inspired members filled McCain for the last day of the 84th Kansas FFA Convention. Several members waited 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 Cole Smith gave his retiring address entitled “Cowboy Up” and proved its truth.

After the presentation of the Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees was recognized, Kansas FFA welcomed Rodd Whitney from Monsanto for special remarks. Then, 252 State Degree Recipients were recognized on stage for their mile stone accomplishment with in the association. Shea Carver, from Winfield FFA, won the John Deere Gator 625iXUV.

Andrew Strasburg, chairman of the Nominating Committee reported the 2012-2013 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 Jordan Pieschl retired with his motivating and catchy address, “Unfinished”.

Chapman FFA recieved the coveted Triple Crown. The “Stars Over Kansas” pageant continued with the announcement of the 2012 State Stars.

All members were on the edge of their seats as President Jordan Pieschl read the names of the newly elected 2012-2013 Kansas FFA State Officers. The 2011-2012 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 84th Kansas FFA Convention.

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

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