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Marais des Cygnes Valley FFA Chapter attends state convention

By Alyssa McCurdy, MdCV FFA Reporter

The MdCV FFA officer team attended the 94th Kansas State FFA Convention June 1-3, 2022, at Manhattan, Kan. This year’s convention theme was titled “Unite.”

The Kansas FFA had more than 11,600 members and guests in total attendance from 225 chapters for the convention. Three officers joined in on some workshops and attended the opportunity fair, and got a free FFA State Convention shirt as a prize.

MdCV FFA President Lindsey Johnson and Vice President Olivia Lacey also served as delegates at the convention.

The members were able to speak with each other and bounce around ideas for things their chapter could do to grow their membership numbers. There were many speakers at the convention sessions, including state officers with their retiring addresses. Motivational speakers from across the country included Becky Sullivan Fouard, a past national FFA officer, Courtney Zimmerman the National FFA Central Region vice president, Hannah Reynolds, and Dr. Rick Rigsby.

MdCV FFA officers were also very thrilled by some great country music from Corey Kent at The Hat following the Wednesday night opening sessions.

Some of MdCV FFA’s members were recognized for various awards and scholarships they received at the convention. Kelsey Rice, Olivia lacey, Haylea Bethell, and Emma Marsh received multiple scholarships to attend the Washington Leadership Conference June 15-19, in Washington, D.C. Seniors Cole Lacey, Wyatt Lingenfelter, Braden Reed, and AKaylee Prunty each received state degrees. Cole Lacey also received the National FFA Ford Built Tough scholarship. The chapter as a whole also was recognized for the Chapter Seed Program.

The officers are looking forward to another productive and motivating year for the chapter, school, and community.

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