Arcanum members attend convention


ARCANUM — The Arcanum MVCTC FFA attended the 96th National FFA Convention which was held in Indianapolis, Ind. Nov. 1-4. This year’s convention was attended by more than 70,000 FFA members, teachers, and guests from across the country. The four-day convention included Powerful Speakers, National Agricultural Career Show, National Officer Retiring Addresses, Award Presentations and the installation of six newly elected National Officers. Convention activities included attending several convention sessions where members were inspired by motivational speakers such as the 2022-23 National FFA Officers and keynote speaker Juan Bendana. Attendees enjoyed touring Matthew’s Feed and Grain and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the trip. In between a busy convention schedule, students were able attend the Annual FFA National Career Show in the Indiana Convention Center. The career show hosted more than 400 booths from a variety of colleges, agricultural-related companies, fundraising organization, U.S. Armed Services and auto and truck manufacturers.

Arcanum FFA Graduate Luke Brinksneader received the American FFA Degree. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization and recognizes members’ ability to demonstrate leadership abilities and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing, and service programs. Luke received gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate to commemorate the achievement.

Members attending the National Convention were Lance Brinksneader, Robby Denniston, Bohdan Menzie, Cameron LeVeck, Blaine Geus, Mackenzie Byrne, Emilie Fout, Marli Morris, Mora Menzie, Katelynne Michael, Sara Netzley, Mahayla Locke, Cheyenne Swisher, Jacob Flayler, Landon Subler, Brayden Freeman, Charlie Weiss, Seth Fearon, Ayden Hess and Brenden Goewert.

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