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South Central FFA Attends National Convention
   In late October, the South Central FFA chapter recently attended the National Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky. Other schools traveling with them were the Monroeville, Upper Sandusky and Western Reserve FFA chapters.

   The group left the school on Tuesday and reached Jungle Jims, which is a big store with food from around the world. The students took a tour of the store, even sampling new foods. After eating lunch, they moved on to Louisville where they toured the Louisville Slugger Factory and watched Dracula.

   On Wednesday, the students learned how hand blown glass was made at Zimmerman Hand Blown Glass and then toured the Indiana Caverns. After lunch, the FFA members attended the Opening Session of the National FFA Convention. The members then changed out of their Official Dress and into something more comfortable for the Dierks Bentley and Jana Kramer concert.

   The FFA members were able to walk around the FFA Mall and Convention Career Show on Thursday morning. After lunch, they traveled to a tobacco farm in Shelbyville where they learned how tobacco is grown and harvested. Then they toured the Churchill Downs Museum. They then ate supper and went to the Buckeye Bash, which is a huge dance held only for FFA chapters from Ohio.

   On Thursday, the members got up early to make it to the Fourth Convention Session to listen to keynote speaker Joe Torrillo. After the session, the members walked around the FFA Mall and Career Show once more before lunch. Then the members visited Schimpff’s Candy and then visited the Rodeo at the Expo Center.

   Early Saturday morning, the members packed up and left the hotel for the last time. The watched the last session and watched Michael Kieffer walk across the stage to receive his American FFA Degree. The tired students then made the long trek home.