Hughson High Attends FFA National Convention


Adisyn Powers, Staff Writer

Hughson High School’s FFA Chapter has just arrived back from their annual Indianapolis trip. While there they will be attending the National Convention Conference held by the National FFA organization. Hughson took a total of 11 students and three teachers, Mrs. Kelly Larson, Mr. Brett Baker and Mr. Mike Ellington. 

The trip started off very mello with only a few activities and got busier throughout the week. On the first day of the trip the students spent their day on two separate guided tours of Purdue University. The second day started off with a visit to Hunter’s Honey Bee farm where they learned about the benefits of bees for honey production and health needs. The students were also lucky enough to get a bottle of honey to take home for themselves. Later that afternoon they attended the first Opening Session of the 95th National FFA Convention. The students were able to listen to the keynote speaker who spoke about the importance of never giving up on your dreams. 

The third day started with a trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, then the students spent their afternoon attending the Career Show and Leadership Workshops held at the Convention Center. Later that night the group was able to witness Hughson High’s very own alumni Anothony Agueda get recognized as the National Winner in the Dairy Production Proficiency. On the last full day of the trip our students set forth from Indiana to go visit Louisville, Kentucky. While in Kentucky the Hughson group were able to go on a tour of Churchill Downs and Louisville Slugger then ended the night with dinner at Huber’s Farm. 

The morning before they left they all gathered to watch all the American Degree Recipients as they were recognized with their American Degree Keys. Later that afternoon the students and teachers all gathered together to travel to the airport and fly back home. 

  Referring to the end of the trip Mrs. Larson said, “watching Anthony recognized on stage as the National Winner for his Dairy Production Proficiency Award. Anthony worked so hard to achieve this very prestigious title over the last few years and being able to see his efforts pay off was very rewarding for all of us!”. Larson concluded with,  “Every trip we take with students offers them a multitude of leadership opportunities and I enjoy watching my students take full advantage of becoming leaders for Hughson FFA by attending such events.”