The Paoli FFA officer team had the opportunity to attend the National Convention this year. The group left Paoli High School at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 31 and returned to the school Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Along with FFA Advisers Cory Scott and Kyle Woolston, seniors Jalyn Engleking, Myranda Hickman, Tony Lowe and Murphy Laws; juniors Elizabeth Workman, Callie Laws, Dalton McManaway and Tara Robbins and freshmen Kenzie Gilliatt, Tucker Hooten, Serenity Sweet and Aliza Allen attended the trip.
When the team arrived on Thursday, they went to the opening session to listen to keynote speaker Bob Goff. Following the session, the group spent the rest of the day exploring the College and Career Fair and talking to representatives about future career options in agriculture. Later that night, the students attended the Brett Young concert. The next day, they revisited the College and Career Fair before heading home.
“I’ve been to the National Convention for the past 5 years and it makes me sad that this was my last ever national FFA convention. It has been a great experience that gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about the different opportunities in agriculture,” said Hickman.
Story by Elizabeth Workman