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93rd Iowa FFA State Leadership Convention

April 28, 2021

Sunday, April 18th, 11 members from the Cherokee FFA Chapter loaded the van to head to Des Moines, Iowa for the 93rd Iowa FFA State Leadership Convention. The members that attended were Becca Cowan, Madi Stief, Anna Paulsrud, Brynn Pritts, Sara Williams, Malorie VandeLune, Maggie VandeLune, Jessica Tuttle, Kendra Husman, Cheyenne Evans, and Avrey Knipper. Chapter advisor, Mrs. Laura Brecht accompanied the team. The first night the members were able to tour the Iowa State University’s Campus and enjoyed a meal at Hickory Park. Monday, April 19th was the first day of the State Leadership Convention. Becca Cowan competed in Job Interview and received a silver rating. Cheyenne Evans served as a courtesy corp member assisting members from the holding room to their competition area. Members then attended the first general session.

Day two of the convention was a busy one for our chapter. Maggie VandeLune, Malorie VandeLune, Sara Williams, and Brynn Pritts competed in Poultry Evaluation where they received a silver rating. Jessica Tuttle, Madi Stief, Anna Paulsrud, and Kendra Husman competed in Farm Business Management. The team received a silver rating. Kendra Husman was recognized for her first place finish at the Horse Evaluation competition last August and was recognized on stage. Avrey Knipper was recognized on stage for her first place rating in the state for her Small Animal Production and Care Proficiency Award. She will advance to the national competition in October representing herself and the chapter. Jessica Tuttle, Becca Cowan, and Madi Stief received their Iowa degree. The Iowa FFA Degree is the highest degree a member can earn from the state association.

The Cherokee FFA Chapter wants to extend a thank you to the Cherokee FFA Alumni for providing this opportunity for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success for our members to attend the 93rd Iowa FFA State Convention.

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