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Alex FFA Attends National FFA Convention


by Carter Chambers,Alex FFA Reporter

Alex FFA members traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the
96th National FFA Convention the first week of November. During the convention Abby
Pettijohn was recognized on stage as a Top 10 Finalist in the Environmental Services
Division of the National Agriscience competition.
Sage Heldermon, Abby Pettijohn, Lynnden Mowdy, Easton Chambers, Ray Pettit,
Conner Harrison, Carter Chambers, Hays Heldermon, Kayla Venable, with FFA Advisor
Guy Heldermon and chaperones, left for convention on Tuesday, October 31.
Wednesday, November 1, the students visited Pool Fisheries, Inc., one of the nation’s
largest producers of goldfish. They learned about the company’s processes for
hatching, growing, processing and shipping goldfish.
While in Indianapolis the group visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where they
“kissed the bricks,” and the Indianapolis Zoo before attending two general sessions of
the National FFA Convention and the National FFA Trade Show.
During the fourth general session, Abby Pettijohn and Guy Heldermon were recognized
and received 9th place in her division of Agriscience competition. Following that
session, Pettijohn presented her poster during the Agriscience Fair to industry
professionals.