On Thursday, March 14, five students from the agriculture department traveled to the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Sophomore Elizabeth Workman, sophomore Tara Robbins, freshman Baylee Crane, freshman Jon Garcia and eighth grader Kenzie Gilliatt went to visit with state legislators to discuss Indiana agriculture and rural communities.
“The purpose of this event was to help younger FFA members gain experience with leadership and confidence, and to talk to Congress about what we would like to be done. During our visit, we met with Congresswoman Erin Houchin to discuss our ideas,” said Crane.
Part of the conversation included getting better internet connection in rural areas. This was to help the state legislators have a better understanding of internet issues some students have when doing homework or completing e-Learning days.
“The trip to the Statehouse really helped me with my confidence in talking in front of people. I have a better perspective on how our government is being worked, and it helped me get closer with my fellow FFA members. Being in FFA has really changed my life in a very positive way. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it,” said Crane.
Story by Kaden Lewellyn