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McCook FFA students attend national convention in Indiana

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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McCOOK, Nebraska - Nine McCook High School FFA members made the long bus ride to Indianapolis, Indiana, from Oct. 24-27 for National Convention.

While there, members got to watch sessions with some amazing guest speakers, including Scott Hamilton. Students also got to participate in student workshops and meet students from other chapters in Nebraska, as well 49 other states and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

What members found most exciting was the opportunity to participate in the Rally to Fight Hunger campaign. Members packed 1,005,048 meals in just 20 short hours. Participation in this event helped students realize how lucky and fortunate we are.

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Amanda Shields received the highest honor that the National FFA can bestow on its members. Shields received her American Degree and she is the first to do so since the chapter has opened in 2008. To get this honor, Shields had to earn her state degree and earn or invest $7,500 with her supervised agricultural experience.

High school FFA members attending were Cashous Bortner, Lucas Post, Christian Hoffman, Caitlyn Mockry, Morgan Barnhart, Marlys Brenning, Kylie Peter, and Colton Lashley.

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