As the Fall semester comes to an end, we will be releasing a series of news articles in our CCTC: A Semester in Review Series.  Without further adieu, view our first article below.

FFA attends the National Convention in Indiana

October 26-29, nearly 69,000 FFA members, advisors, educators, supporters and guests from across the country came together to participate in sessions, competitive events, career success tours, educational tours, and student and teacher leadership workshops,to experience an expo and shopping mall, to volunteer and to network. The convention is an event where members not only compete, network, volunteer and have fun, but they also learn about the diverse careers that are available in the industry of agriculture and are recognized for their achievements. The first national convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri, with 33 delegates from 18 states. During each convention, official business is conducted by the national officers and member delegates.

Although students didn’t compete this year, they attended as delegates for the Maryland FFA.  Doing so provided them the opportunity to experience the convention, come back to lead their chapter to get more active and set goals to compete at nationals in the future. 

Caroline County FFA members included: Abigail Bilbrough, Skylar Blunt, Kesley Carr, Averie Eaton, Carlee Eierman, Ashlyn Mitchell, Nicholas Rust, Mackenzie Saathoff, Darren Sedgwick, Tucker Strong, and Katelynn Thompson.  Chaperoning the event with FFA Advisor Jodi Callahan and Caroline County FFA Alumni Sheldon Neal.

This trip would not have been possible without generous donations and grants from the following organizations:

Choptank Electric Trust Fund

Mountaire Cares

Nagel Farm Services

Talbot Ag

Caroline County Public Schools, Caroline Career and Technology Center and the CASE program are incredibly grateful for their generous support and donations to help fund the expenses of the trip.

School Principal and CTE Supervisor Courtney Handte noted “We at CCTC are so blessed to have such amazing community partners to support our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study.  Ms. Callahan’s dedication to the CASE program, her students and the FFA Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is inspiring.”