M. Shearer

M. Shearer

Kayla Davenport, News Writer

The Heritage High School FFA took a trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the National FFA Convention. The students were gone from the 26th through the 28th. Everyone who went thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The kids who went all agree the trip was an excellent learning opportunity.

Ms. Shearer, the FFA sponsor and Agriculture teacher said, “The trip was wonderful. A ten out of ten. I am especially excited about the National Winning Chapter t-shirt I was able to get from the FFA mega store.” The students were able to participate in a college and career show, along with getting to spend time in workshops with people who taught and helped the students to learn as much as possible while they were there.

As much as Ms. Shearer enjoyed the event, the students who went said great things about the experience as well. Breanna Taylor explained, “The trip was good. Really good. We got to shop and attend workshops. The convention was very educational, and I even got to sign a letter of intent to teach Agriculture.” Liana Greene stated, “ Even though it was cold , the trip was really good. We were able to get college information and attend leadership workshops that were very educational.”

The National FFA Convention was an amazing experience for everyone who went. The students learned about college, leadership, and, most importantly, agriculture. (For example, Ms. Shearer learned how to avoid a deer when driving through a tall cornfield.) Agriculture students hope this trip continues to inspire her future students to pursue agriculture and be the best they can be at what they do.