Polk students attend national FFA convention

Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Students in Polk County High’s FFA recently attended the national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Front row: Caley Modlin, Jamie Hrobak, Jessica Pullara, Natalie Hilbig, Alex Stott, Marand Pack and teacher Kevin Bailey. Back row: Teacher Chauncey Barber, Bryson Jones, Dylan Turner, Alex Frazier and Cameron Brown. (photo submitted by Alex Stott)

Alex Stott, Jamie Hrobak, Caley Modlin, Maranda Pack, Natalie Hilbig, Jessica Pullara, Alex Frazier, Cameron Brown, Bryson Jones and Dylan Turner from the Polk County High School FFA attended the national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 18-22.
This convention offered a career show designed to give students a better insight on career and college opportunities. Throughout each day, students had the choice to attend educational sessions from learning how to be a successful agricultural leader to learning about organic agriculture and farming. They listened to motivational speakers such as Dave Roever, who was a Vietnam veteran and travels around the world sharing his inspirational message.
The group attended a Blake Shelton concert and a rodeo and toured the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and got to “kiss the bricks.”
Support for the students’ trip to the convention was provided by Polk County Farm Bureau, Carolina Farm Credit and the Polk County Board of Education.
The Polk County High School agricultural education teachers are Chauncey Barber and Kevin Bailey.
– article submitted by Alex Stott, president of the Polk County High School FFA

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