Monday, October 29, 2012

Lights Out Ceremony

Wow! What an experience! On Friday night some on my teammates and I witnessed history. The Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fair had its official lights off ceremony. I have had many great experiences in the coliseum growing up, and now the coliseum will be going through renovation. The renovation is the start of a new chapter for the Indiana State Fair. The coliseum will be under construction until 2014 when it will reopen. The ceremony would not have been possible without FFA members from around the United States participating. Each person at the ceremony was given a flashlight to be turned on once the lights were turned off. The end portrait of all of the flashlights lit was truly beautiful. The ceremony brought tears to my eyes and I was honored to participate in and witness the event.

From FFA: Following the Future of Agriculture

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Creating your Environment

Tonight at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, we heard the retiring address of Western Region Vice-President, Seth Pratt. In his retiring address Seth stressed the importance of the environments we put ourselves in throughout our lives. Environments consist of what is in our surroundings, whether this be the people we are with, or the lifestyles we choose to live. As FFA members, we need to remembers this inspirational insight from Seth. We choose what environment to put ourselves in. If one does not like the environment they are in, then there is only one solution. You must build your own doing this one can better focus on their goal, reach their goal, and continue to be successful throughout their lives. The Indiana FFA State Officers will do just that, and we challenge you all to do the same! We hope to see you here in the final days of the National FFA Convention!

From FFA: Following the Future of Agriculture