Friday, May 31, 2013

Kansas FFA recognizes members, elects new leaders in final day of 85th Kansas FFA Convention

Inspired members filled McCain for the last day of the 85th 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 were challenged to live it by Reporter Justin Haun as he gave his retiring address. Brennan Costello, National FFA Vice President, shared some inspiring words with Kansas FFA.

After the presentation of the Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees was recognized. Then, 236 State Degree Recipients were recognized on stage for their mile stone accomplishment with in the association. Jennifer Jackson of the Clay Center FFA Chapter, won the John Deere Gator 625iXUV.

Jordan Pieschl, chairman of the Nominating Committee reported the 2013-2014 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 Emily Beneda retired with her motivating and catchy address titled The Choice is Yours .

Chapman FFA recieved the coveted Triple Crown. The “Stars Over Kansas” pageant continued with the announcement of the 2013 State Stars.

All members were on the edge of their seats as President Emily Beneda read the names of the newly elected 2013-2014 Kansas FFA State Officers. The 2012-2013 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 Lindy Billberry took the podium to present the closing remarks and adjourned the 85th Kansas FFA Convention.

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

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