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Written by Kylee Carson Kylee Carson
Created: 01 April 2014 01 April 2014
Last Updated: 13 August 2014 13 August 2014

Friday, March 21st 14 FFA members headed over to Mountain View High School in Bend for the annual FFA State Convention! Members had a blast attending workshops, competing in events, sitting on scholarship committees, and attending sessions ran by the state officers.       

               To start off the weekend, members were able to hear Emma Matteo recite a beautiful rendition of the FFA Creed. Following, Bryson Price and Jessica Freeman were recognized on stage for their proficiencies and Bryson even won in his area of landscape management! Not only was Bryson onIMG 0446 stage for his proficiency, but he was also on center stage to receive 2nd place in Sophomore Prepared Public Speaking!

               During the course of the weekend Joe Matteo, Miranda Mendenhall, Christina Moody, McKenna Foley, Tessa Franklin, Priscilla Medina, Christy Chamberlain, Kelsey Maillet, Sandra Cox, Kimi Gerstner, and Jessie Campbell were recognized for receiving the highest degree the state can bestow on its members, the FFA State Degree.Continuing the recognition, Heather Brown won the Capital Press Reporter Award and received $500 dollars!! Congrats Heather! Miranda Mendenhall, Joe Matteo, and Kylee Carson were also hard at work presenting their marketing plan in the Marketing CDE and were able to place 4th!

State Convention is also the time of year where the new District Officers are elected! Congratulations to Miranda Mendenall the 2014-2015 District President and also to Joe Matteo the new District Secretary.

All together it was a great weekend that made memories for years to come. Sutherlin FFA is so proud of all the members that have worked so hard to receive such great recognition!