The Saint Louis High School FFA attended the 95th Michigan FFA State Convention

Tyson Head, Editor

The Saint Louis High School FFA Chapter attended the 95th Michigan FFA State Convention in East Lansing from March 8 to March 10.

Arriving late this year was new FFA Advisor Mrs. Pennock, who stepped into the vacant position in the middle of the year. She wasted no time, quickly rallying up a merry band of students to attend the then-upcoming Michigan FFA State Convention. While in East Lansing, the lot attended numerous sessions of the convention, with some members even serving as voting delegates to elect the 2023-2024 state officer team.

Junior Kylie Acker received a WLC scholarship. This scholarship is for the Washington Leadership Conference that is held in Washington D.C. each summer. This conference is for FFA members from across the nation, and Acker will attend this summer. 

Furthermore, Acker and Madyson Hartman also received the Outstanding Junior Award. According to Mrs. Pennock, “This award is to honor those who through supervised agricultural experiences, developed specialized skills they can apply toward their future careers.” According to Acker, “I was very surprised I won an award, but I’m very glad for this opportunity. I get to go to Washington D.C. with other future farmers.”

The chapter also attended the leadership contest semi-finals and finals, and would listen to a keynote address from speaker Kyle Scheele. The students had the opportunity to attend a dance with over 2,500 other chapter members. The crew had their fair share of fun, like being able to go-kart on a track in Okemos. This entire experience established a way for new and veteran members alike to connect with other future farmers across the mitten.