Vaessen honored at State Convention


SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Amboy FFA chapter attended the 91st annual Illinois State FFA Convention on June 11-13 along with more than 5,000 other FFA members, advisors, and guests.

“Elevate” was the theme of the three-day event which recognizes achievements of Illinois FFA members, elects the major state officer team, and celebrates agriculture. Students at the convention were greeted with activities including a career fair featuring colleges and agribusinesses, an evening dance and talent show, and an opportunity to engage in the history of Illinois’ capital city.

The convention featured a new Spotlight on Service poster gallery where 24 FFA chapters highlighted a service project their members completed in the past year, celebrating the collective impact of Illinois FFA’s volunteer service. The program featured addresses by National FFA Southern Region Vice President Jordan Stowe of Alabama and from each of the retiring major state officers.

During the convention, the following awards were presented to the Amboy FFA chapter:

2019-2020 Section President: Margaret Vaessen was installed as the President of Illinois FFA's Section 2. The 25 newly installed Section Presidents are members of the 2019-2020 Illinois State Officer Team.

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