Indiana has 100 students from across the state competing at the National FFA Convention next week in a variety of Career Development Events and Leadership Development Events.  Argos and John Glenn High Schools will be represented at the event.

“I am incredibly proud of these hardworking students,” said Lt. Governor Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Being able to showcase their talents and skills at the 96th National FFA Convention right here in their home state is extraordinary and I know they will make our Hoosier hearts proud.”

Students will be competing in career leadership events such as Environment and Natural Resources, Forestry, Veterinary Science and Floriculture. Others will be competing in leadership development events such as Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Agricultural Issues Forum, and Creed Speaking.

“I know how stressful these events can be and how much preparation goes into making it to the national level- I am so proud of each of these students,” said Don Lamb, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director. “I also want to highlight each FFA advisor, mentor, and parent that helped these students along the way; I also know how hard you work as well and how much you deeply care for these students, thank you.”

The following local students will be competing at the 96th National FFA Convention.

Argos FFA Chapter

Ellie Bollenbacher, Milk Quality & Products

Zayne Ruby, Milk Quality & Products

Hunter Davis, Milk Quality & Products

Whitlee Singleton, Milk Quality & Products

John Glenn FFA

Alisha Smith, Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Management

Adin Daren, Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Management

Grace Wade, Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Management

Nora Guseilla, Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Management