WEST HOLMES DISTRICT -- West Holmes FFA Chapter sent 15 members to National Convention. Attending were JoAnna Miller, Haley Davis, Macin Hager, Leon Williams, Mike Kick, Sarah Sprang, Alyx Morris, Cassie Swineheart, Juanita Miller, Gabby Sherman, Jewels Rose, Hannah Goines, Chase Stitzlein, Dylan Landon and Tyler Lyons.
On the ride to Indianapolis, the members stopped to tour Wilson's Sporting Goods to see how their sports balls are made and tour Beck's Hybrids to see how they made hybrid corn and grain. Other tours included the University of Illinois. Martin Overholt served as tour guide.
On Friday, the students headed to the career show and shopping mall and attended the sixth general session.
On the last day of convention, four members from the West Holmes FFA Chapter received their American Degrees -- Morgan Hoxworth, Shyann Kick, Elise Neville and Chris Sprang.
West Holmes FFA held its annual Greenhand Initiation and Chapter Degree Ceremony. Special features of the meeting included Greenhand and Chapter Degree slide shows. Elizabeth and Marshall Overholt served as the guest speakers. Elizabeth talked about how important FFA was in her life and how there are so many opportunities in the FFA program. Marshall explained how the opportunities that are available help prepare you for life and career success.
Members who received the Greenhand Degree were Hayleigh Bender, Megan Brannon, Braiden Bower, Haley Crites, Hayley Davis, Hannah Goines, Macin Hager, Bryce Hunt, David Kandel, Dylan Landon, Phillip Lepley, Braxton Lint, Tara Loomis, Kayla Madison, Cierra Mathew, Emily Maxwell, Megan McKenna, Zachary Myers, Lexi Ogi, Kaitlyn Purvis, Ethan Reining, Miranda Robinson, Jewels Rose, Lucas Shaum, Brayden Shumaker, Chase Stizlein, Madison Stitzlein, Cassie Swineheart, Alyssa Tyser.
Members receiving the Chapter Degree were Caden Austin, Travett Boughman, Kohlsten Grosjean, Brevon Barnes, Taylor Feikert, Jessica Gurley, John Hughes Anna Irwin, Laura Irwin, Shayle Jones, Bryan Miller, JoAnna Miller, Mariah Miller, Ryan Miller, Abigail Rohr, Logan Schlauch, Chasidy Sshmucker, Gabriella Sherman, Hunter Smith, Ella Sprang, Jaaryn Watkins and Leon Williams.