The Mount Vernon FFA Chapter attended the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana the week of October 29th to November 2nd, 2019. Nearly 75,000 FFA members represented all 50 states, and more than 8,500 FFA Chapters were in attendance. The National FFA Convention is held annually to highlight and award member success through the FFA and agricultural education.
Two MV members, Bradyn Burke and Luke McKee, receive the American FFA Degree; the highest degree a member can receive. To earn the degree, they needed to work more than 2,250 hours and earn or productively invest $10,000 or more in a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program. The students joined a total of 26 that make up the prestigious group of American FFA Degree recipients in the history of the Mt. Vernon FFA Chapter.
Members also attended The World’s Toughest Rodeo, convention sessions, and the FFA Career & Trade Show. The trip allowed all students to return home with long-lasting memories, experiences, and deep ties to agriculture.
The Mt. Vernon FFA members who attended the convention included: Isabelle Bobo, Erin Combs, Alyse Ladig, Anna Patterson, Gavin Burke, Bradyn Burke, Trevor Jobes, Luke McKee, Will Laymon, Tartiana Suddreth, Cade Ellis, Mattie Butler, Lydia Neighbarger, Raylene Fletcher. Advisor Stephanie Plumly accompanied the students on the trip.
The Mt. Vernon FFA Chapter would like to send a special thanks to the school board members and administration for allowing this trip to be possible.