Crothersville FFA Earns State Honors At Convention

Attending the recent State FFA Convention at Purdue University were (front) Kaitlyn Hoevener, Erica Doyle, Dillon Maxie.
Back: Kelsey Hoskins, Joey Needler, Jimmy Needler, Leah Schill, Denise Maxie, and Cierra Kilgore.

Members of the Crothersville FFA Chapter attended the Indiana FFA State Convention held last week at Purdue University. Members participated in leadership workshops, heard from motivational speakers, attended sessions, and elected officers for the upcoming year. The chapter and individual members were recognized for their work over the last year. Two Crothersville FFA members have been elected to serve the District 11 FFA as officers.
The Crothersville FFA Chapter was recognized for their commitment to serving others in the community. They received second place in the state in the Project Impact contest. This area rewards chapters who have went above and beyond in philanthropy projects for their community. The chapter submitted the work that they do during the annual Toy & Food Drive, Rabies Clinic, and the Veterans’ Day program.
“It is a great honor knowing that we are recognized for doing things that we like to do”, said Leah Schill, president of the chapter.
“This is a tremendous honor receiving this award that was first initiated by the state governor. Only one other chapter in the state was ahead of us. The members work very hard and this is good for them.” said chapter advisor Linda Maxie.
On an individual level, Erica Doyle represented the state and her chapter. She served the state as a nominating committee member. She spent three days interviewing potential candidates for State FFA Officer. She was also in charge of several of the behind the scenes activities that go on during convention. She participated at the state level in Ag Sales demonstration, Prepared Public Speaking, and Job Interview contests. She also got second place on her Specialty Crop Proficiency.
Dillon Maxie participated in the Exhibit contest, got second place on his Ag Mechanics Proficiency, and received the Hoosier Farmer Degree. The Hoosier Farmer Degree is the highest degree that Indiana can bestow on a member.
Also receiving the Hoosier Farmer Degree was Leah Schill. Leah served as a voting delegate and participated in the Multi-media scrapbook contest.
Denise Maxie also served as a voting delegate, participated in the Plant & Soil Science demonstration, and was elected to serve the members of the District XI FFA as District Vice President.
Kelsey Hoskins was elected to serve as District XI FFA Reporter and she participated in the State Chorus.
Others participating in the State Chorus were Joey and Jimmy Needler who were selected to sing solos during convention sessions. Joey also participated and received forth place in the Traditional Scrapbook contest.
Cierra Kilgore and Kaitlyn Hoevener served as convention courtesy corps members and helped with seating contestants.
Others attending convention from Crothersville was: David and Debbie Schill, Dennis, Linda, and Derrick Maxie.