Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA officers ‘transform’ at state convention

MdCV FFA officers, front, Kathryn Vaught and Alaina Marsh; middle, Chloe Volkman, Brookelyn Janssen, and Josey Weimer; back, Dalton Hook.

By MdCV FFA Reporter Kathryn Vaught

The 2017-2018 Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA officers were able to “Transform” their skills as leaders while attending the 89th Kansas State FFA Convention May 31-June 2, 2017, at the Kansas State University campus, with over 2,000 members and guests in attendance. This year’s convention theme was “Transform – Purpose to Action”.

MdCV officers Josey Weimer, Dalton Hook, Chloe Volkman, Alaina Marsh, Brookelyn Janssen, and Kathryn Vaught were able to attend workshops and teamwork skills, browse a career expo showing the plentiful amount of jobs throughout agriculture, and even represent their chapter as delegates.

While attending the convention sessions officers also listened to incredible speakers that included Tom Thelen, motivational speaker, and the 2016-17 Kansas state officers and their retiring addresses.

Janssen and Vaught were recognized as they received scholarships to attend the National FFA Washington Leadership Conference in June in Washington, D.C.

MdCV FFA officers also recently attended the East Central District Fun Night with a night of bowling at the Little Apple Lanes.

The officers are looking forward to the rest of the summer as they will be serving ice cream at the homemade ice cream stand during the Melvern Sunflower Days, Thursday, June 22. They are also excited to attend the annual officer retreat this year, headed to Wichita, Kan., for a tour of Cargill Meat Solutions and the Sedgwick County Zoo, and then off to Ashland, Kan., to help with a family ranch still cleaning up after the fires in March.

Information and photo thanks to MdCV FFA Reporter Kathryn Vaught.


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