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Earlier this month, nine Hardin-Central FFA members left for Indianapolis, Ind. to attend the 85th National FFA Convention.
Attending the National FFA Convention were seniors Thomas McCorkendale and Mitchell White, junior Mary Penny, sophomores Jett Gabert and Eli Stone and freshmen Addison Penny, Samara Gant, Clif Kuglar and Aaron Perriman.
Stops along the way included touring the Warm Springs Ranch in Booneville and touring the St. Louis Arch.
Students spent a morning at the National FFA Center, touring the building and exhibits and looking into the history of the FFA.
Later, the HC students attended the 85th Opening Session in the Conseco Field House, followed by a concert by performers Brantley Gilbert and The Band Perry.
Apache Sprayer Company was first on the agenda Thursday morning. Students were taken through the factory to see how each sprayer is made and afterward were able to take pictures in the brand new Apache sprayers.
That afternoon, members from all over the U.S. helped volunteer for the Rally to Fight Hunger. The Hardin group and others worked with an organization whose mission is to help starving families in Haiti, as well as in Indiana.
Hypnotist Jim Wand entertained hundreds of FFA members Thursday night, making a full day of fun, helping out others and lots of laughs. Students enjoyed their time in Indianapolis over the four day trip.
– Mary Penny, Hardin-Central FFA