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National FFA Convention

A week with over 60,000 FFA members sounds just like paradise to me! This past week I have been exposed to some of the most excited, genuine, and inspiring individuals in the country. First off let me tell you how proud I am of the Washington state representation at this weeks national convention. Our members spent countless hours preparing and all their hard work paid off, we had numerous teams and individuals shine in CDE's and proficiency's. As for my experiences while at nationals, I was given the opportunity to make a difference in the national FFA and serve as a delegate for Washington. Through this experience I was able to expand my knowledge about FFA's role in advertising, ag-literacy, the promotion of agricultural education and much more! This was a week of service and even though my act was small I hope that some day down the road the decisions I chose to make as a delegate will make a difference in the organization I love so much.
While being a delegate I had the unique opportunity to take part in the national day of service. Along with 60+ students, I was able to help build walls, door ways and paint the pieces to a house that will stand in Louisville, Kentucky in just 3 short weeks. This project was done through Habitat for Humanity, almost every worker that helps build homes is a volunteer. I was truly inspired by the selflessness and compassion of every volunteer and delegate. Needless to say, this will not be my last project with Habitat For Humanity!
FFA continues to amaze me! Through out my last 7 years of involvement in the FFA I have been given so many opportunities to learn and grow as an individual. I can honestly say I am the person I am today because I have been inspired to be compassionate, hard working, diligent, and selfless. This week was just a reminder of how lucky we are to not only have FFA but have an organization that strives to make sure agriculture will be sustainable for years to come.