State FFA Convention Set to Begin

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(photo courtesy Indiana FFA Organization) (photo courtesy Indiana FFA Organization)
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The 89th Indiana FFA State Convention begins Monday at Purdue University in West Lafayette. The four-day event will include community service projects, awards ceremonies and the election of state officers.

Thousands of students will take part in community projects during the event, including making blankets and CANstruction projects that will be donated to Hoosiers in need. Speakers will include Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and paralympian and best-selling author Josh Sundquist.

The convention will also feature 13 Indiana FFA members interviewing to become members of the organization's 2018-2019 state officer team. Positions available include president, secretary, northern region vice president, southern region vice president, treasurer, reporter and sentinel. The officers will be announced June 21.

The candidates include:

Jarrett Bailey, Bellmont FFA, Decatur;
Austin Berenda, South Newton FFA, Earl Park;
Savannah Bordner, Carroll @ Flora FFA, Cutler;
Jakob Davis, Tri High FFA, Spiceland;
Nathan Deatrick, North Harrison FFA, Depauw;
Samantha DeLey, Shenandoah FFA, Middletown;
Chyenne Deno, South Newton FFA, Brook;
Brittany Gonzales, Tri-County FFA, Wolcott;
Ashby Grimes, McCutcheon FFA, West Point;
Edwin Jefferson, Kankakee Valley FFA, Wheatfield;
Hunter Lane, Warsaw FFA, Warsaw;
Hannah McGee, Rushville FFA, Rushville; and
Levi Spurgeon, Indian Creek FFA, Trafalgar

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