Collegiate FFA: National Convention Size Up, part 2
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Claire Donahue '15, Animal Science.
Friday, November 1, 2013: What a day! Friday was the last day for our booth duties which, in turn, meant that we had no excuse to eat Swedish Fish candies from sun up to sun down. Yes, Swedish Fish was our flagship food for the week. That is aside from the delicious dinners we ate every night courtesy of the Delaware Valley College Collegiate FFA funds. I think the DVC FFA members were sad to see our booth be tore down but also felt accomplished in our representation of the school. We all had the opportunity to attend the collegiate career fair while at the expo, as well. I personally was able to make connections with representatives from Monsanto, Cargill, and the Peace Corps to name just a handful. Well, tomorrow is an early day and an exciting day at that!
Saturday, November 2, 2013: The 86th American Degree Ceremony is finally here. Congratulations again to Magen Majeski, Lauren Rizzitano, Stephen Geib, Kacey Reinholtz, Rebecca Masse, Jacklyn Shroeder, and Jeremy Haldeman on their award. The American Degree is the highest achievement in FFA and requires a certain level of dedication to one’s agricultural education. The ceremony, where close to 4,000 FFA members had the opportunity to receive their award, was quite the production this year! The coliseum had strobe lights abundant, music blasting, and an incredibly inspirational movie scene before beginning the awards portion of the morning. Pictures soon followed and we later packed up the van to head home after a very successful week in Louisville, Kentucky. The DVC Collegiate FFA would be honored to represent Delaware Valley College in the Bluegrass state again next year!