Polk FFA attends National FFA Convention

Published 9:29 am Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pictured left to right: Carlos Chavez, Destinne Schlabach, McKenna Callahan, Kayla McEntire, Maria Raposa, Cassidy Campbell, Ally Picone, Daniel Page, Trevor Arrowood and Will Ballard. (photo by Chauncey Barber)

On Oct. 24 – 27, 10 members of the Polk County High School FFA attended the 85th National FFA Convention and Career Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

More than 53,000 high school students from across the nation participated in this annual event.  Students participated in a career expo, listened to speakers such as former Olympic Gold Medalist, Scott Hamilton and former NBA player Walter Bond and toured the English Buffalo Ranch and the National FFA Center and many other activities.

Special thanks to the trip sponsors including Doug and Allen Harmon of Green Creek, Polk County Farm Bureau, Carolina Farm Credit of Spindale and Hendersonville and Polk County High School FFA.  Chauncey Barber, Agricultural Instructor and John Vining, Polk County Cooperative Extension Director chaperoned the trip.

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– article submitted by Chauncey Barber