Friday, May 30, 2014

Day Three of the 86th Kansas FFA Convention - Friday, May 30

FFA members filled McCain for the last day of the 86th Kansas FFA Convention. Several members anxiously awaited the results of the Triple Crown chapter, State Star winner and State Offices.

Fifth Session

Members were challenged to "Live Your Life" by Treasurer Cody Holiday as he gave his retiring address. After the presentation of the Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees was recognized, Wes Davis, National FFA Vice President, shared some inspiring words with Kansas FFA.

The 239 State Degree Recipients were recognized on stage for their milestone accomplishment within the association. Will Owens of the Labette County FFA Chapter, won the John Deere Gator 625iXUV.

Emily Beneda, chairman of the Nominating Committee reported the 2014-2015 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 their encore performances. All members thanked the Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors for their generosity before President Lindy Bilberry retired with her motivating address titled "Savor the Moment."

Chapman FFA received the coveted Triple Crown. The “Stars Over Kansas” pageant continued with the announcement of the 2014 State Stars.

All members were on the edge of their seats as President Lindy Bilberry read the names of the newly elected 2014-2015 Kansas FFA State Officers. The 2013-2014 Officers were officially retired and thanked one last time by the members of Kansas FFA for their dedication to the organization. After the installment of the new officers, President Taylor Green took the podium to present the closing remarks and adjourned the 86th Kansas FFA Convention.

Congratulations to all winners and officers during the convention. See you all next year!

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