Wednesday, October 28, 2009

~National Convention~

Yes.... I am indeed a has-been. I should be pretty well done with FFA... but I can't. What can I say, it's one of my passions. So this year I went, once again, back to the National FFA Convention. This year, however, I was not competing, nor was a delegate for Idaho. I just went to help out with the Colliget FFA. While there though, I made sure to enjoy myself. Here is the stage when we went to the opening session.

The first day I got in I didn't have much to do. So I played! This is at the NCAA Museum. Jared, a state officer from this year, and I are posing with the "Flying Wedge".... football historians should know what that is...
This is the hotel we stayed in. It has 20 floors, plus a resaurant with a rotating floor at the top. (Some friends and I made sure to check that out... it was really cool)
One of the keynote speakers we got to see and listen to was Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. It was really interesting to hear what he had to say. I really enjoyed it.
A kind police officer pointed this sign out when he saw I had a camera in hand. He said I needed to take a picture with it. It is a pretty awesome and massive sign.
Samantha and I took advantage of the fact that the State Capitol Buliding of Indiana was just a block away from our hotel. So we went and took a self guided tour... :)

This is the group of CFFA members who came from the U of I to help out with the Parliamentary Procedure event. It was fun to get to know them better!

I'm kind of nerd... and I LOVE this massive gavel!!!! It was just amazing...
When everyone participating took the written exam I thought it was sooo cool that you could see all the states across the jackets. Ohhh that beautiful blue courdoury jacket... :)

The other reason for my travels back to Indianapolis was to recive my American FFA Degree. Only 2% of FFA members recive this degree. It is the highest honor of membership bestowed upon members... basically, I'm kind of a big deal in the FFA... haha!

Here are some of the other BIG DEALS of the FFA... Samantha, Valerie, Stephen, and me.
Oh how I miss my blue jacket and all the bubbly FFA members. I'm so glad I was able to make it back for this years national convention! Yay for all those FFA nerds out there who can't get enough of FFA, even after they're a has-been.