Local members attend National FFA Convention

Posted November 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm

The Miller School’s FFA Chapter has been an influential program for its members. Not only has this group enabled students to be active in their community, but it has helped its members develop leadership, responsibility and problem-solving skills.

Its been a tradition of the Miller FFA to send representatives to the National FFA Convention, and this year Dani Ellsworth and Leanne Koeck attended the convention, held in Indianapolis, Ind.

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BACK FROM NATIONAL CONVENTION, seniors Dani Ellsworth and Leanne Koeck have many memories to share.

More than 55,000 FFA members attended the national convention, where they participated in a Career Development Event (CDE), served as chapter delegates, participated in National FFA chorus and band, attended multiple workshops and an Agriscience Fair, and helped pack more than one million meals for Rally for Hunger.

“My favorite part of the convention was the chance to meet so many new and interesting people, and to experience it all with my best friend,” said Dani Ellsworth.

Leanne Koeck offered, “I learned so many useful things. Probably the most applicable thing I learned was from a workshop where FFA members were taught different ways to make resumes. We were also taught what employers look for in a resume.”

The Miller FFA plans to offer two or more students the opportunity to attend the FFA Convention again next year.