Members of the Nashville FFA chapter were recognized during the 93rd annual Illinois FFA State Convention, hosted in-person and virtually throughout the state over two weeks this summer.
With a 2021 theme of “Dare to Be,” the convention annually recognizes achievements of Illinois FFA members, elects the major state officer team, and celebrates agriculture. In response to continuing coronavirus concerns, Illinois’ FFA State Association officer team and staff adjusted the convention to honor achievements in-person, at three different outdoor venues for smaller groups.
During the convention, the following awards were presented to the Nashville FFA chapter.
Outstanding Chapter Reporter Award: Brooklyne Luessenheide was recognized as one of 10 outstanding chapter reporters in the state for exemplary dedication and diligence in communicating with chapter members and the local media. The award is sponsored by Illinois Agri-News.
The Illinois Association FFA is part of the National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America. More than 20,000 students are enrolled in 354 different FFA chapters in the State of Illinois. FFA is a national youth organization of 752,466 student members with a mission of making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.