PHS_FFA_2019_NatConvention1PHS FFA chapter officers and advisers recently attended the 92nd annual FFA National Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.

Every year, FFA members nationwide converge on the National FFA Convention & Expo to celebrate their accomplishments and find inspiration for their next steps. Motivational keynote speakers, energetic concerts, fulfilling workshops and a sweeping expo floor bustling with agricultural education and industry opportunities keep students engaged.

On the 3 day trip, PHS students attended dozens of events including a rodeo, dinner to Dave and Busters and a special trip to Elanco.

Elanco develops innovative solutions that protect and enhance animal health. Since 1954, Elanco has been working to empower veterinarians, food producers, and all those concerned with animal health with the tools needed to help animals live healthy lives.

Weidner School of Inquiry @PHS facilitator Scott Michel, one of the two advisers on the trip, said this was his fifth year attending the National FFA Convention. “The great thing about National FFA Convention is that students have the opportunity to gather in one place with 70,000 of their peers who all advocate for agriculture. They also get to see many corporations and colleges that are recruiting and training the next generation in the agriculture field.”

Some PHS FFA members were bummed that on Halloween they were in Indy and unable to be home for trick-or-treating. Therefore, FFA chapter president, Cam Riddle, along with a few members came up with the idea to dress up in costumes and go to the restaurant Dave & Buster’s for a Halloween dinner.

Students who represented PHS at the National FFA Convention were seniors Micah Winrotte and Kaylynn Curley, junior Kara McNeal, and PHS_FFA_2019_NatConvention2sophomores Annastasia Hutchings, and Liyah Paine.


This article was written with the help of PHS senior Kaylynn Curley, who captured the majority of the photos.