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West Holmes FFA members attended National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, on Oct. 28. Those who attended were Preston Baker, Lyndsey Davis, Jeffrey Giauque, John Hughes, Marissa Lamp, Tyler Lyons, Juanita Miller, Mariah Miller, JoAnna Miller, Gabby Sherman, Sarah Sprang, Chris VanSickle, William Hughes and Dylan Harsh.
On the way down to Louisville, members stopped at the Kentucky Speedway to take a tour of the track and also got to take a lap around the track as well.
After the tour at the Kentucky Speedway, members continued to the Kentucky Fairgrounds and Expo Center where they had the opportunity to shop and attend the career show.
Members attended the opening session of the 88th National FFA Convention where Rick Rigsby was the speaker. He talked about morals and learning from those who are older than you.
The next day, members departed to tour Old Friends Farm; which is a retired racehorse farm. After, members traveled to have lunch at Newk's Restaurant.
Later members got to tour the University of Kentucky. After the tour, members headed to Mark's Feed Store for dinner, then later the Buckeye Bash. They ended the night afterward in the hotel resting for the next day.
The next day, members then headed out to the convention and expo center for the next session. In this session, Amberly Snyder spoke. She talked about overcoming obstacles as she is paralyzed from the waist down.
After the session, members departed for the Belle of Louisville and had a tour along the riverfront. Then they went to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Tour. Later they returned to the expo center for the next session which had speaker Brad Montague, who talked about the Kid President and to treat everyone like it's their birthday. After the session members had dinner at Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, and later everyone returned to the hotel for the night.
The next morning, members headed out to the convention and expo center to save seats for the American Degree session. In this session, the chapters five American Degree recipients were Dustin Niehaus, Clay Armstrong, Elizabeth Klein, Mandy Taylor and Grayson Miller. After the session, members departed for their safe journey home.