Future Farmers of America (FFA) is an organization that prepares students for leadership and careers in many different science and agricultural fields. It’s also known for being a great place for socializing and making friends, as the students of Pahranagat Valley High School recently got to experience firsthand.
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the FFA students boarded an airplane and headed to Indianapolis for the FFA Nationals. Some highlights of the trip were the inspirational speakers, such as John Deere’s CEO, Sam Allen, a hypnotist show, a rodeo, and a Garth Brooks concert.
Students also had opportunities to meet with different colleges while at the FFA expo.
Kate Hatch, the only competitor from Alamo, participated in Creed Speaking. She competed in state last year and won in the finals. As a result of that big win, she got the opportunity to compete at Nationals. She recited the FFA Creed and then answered questions about the organization’s morals and values. She won a bronze medal for her competition. Hatch and a few others attended a Creed dinner that night.
Logan Ohl, PVHS FFA Secretary, said, “At the expo I was able to talk to colleges from all over the country. They helped me find programs and scholarships that would work well with the career path I want to follow. I am unbelievably grateful that I was able to have this incredible opportunity.”
Overall, the week was a success and the students enjoyed their time and the memories that they made.