FFA Honored For Community Philanthropy


Attending the State FFA Convention from Crothersville were (clockwise from upper right) Dillon Maxie, Bailey Lundy, Kaitlyn Hoevener, Erica Doyle, Chandler Nehrt, Denise Maxie and (center) Leah Schill.

Seven members of the Crothersville FFA Chapter attended the 80th Indiana FFA State Convention held at Purdue University in West Lafayette last week. The theme of the convention was ‘Live with Pride, Serve with Passion’.

The Crothersville FFA Chapter was honored with one of the biggest awards presented at the state level. Project IMPACT is awarded to chapters who focus on philanthropy projects in their community. For the first time, the chapter won first place in the area where they devoted their efforts to the annual Toy & Food Drive along with other activities including fire safety week, farm safety week, and rabies clinic.

The local chapter was also recognized as a Superior Chapter and a Bronze Emblem donor.

Individual member efforts were also recognized. Dillon Maxie received second place in state swine proficiency and forth place in the exhibit contest. Maxie also served as a chapter voting delegate.

Erica Doyle received second place in state specialty crop proficiency, participated in the prepared public speaking, and ag sales demonstration. Doyle was also selected to a year term serving as the Section 4 FFA State Director.

Bailey Lundy served on the state courtesy corps. Leah Schill served as a chapter voting delegate and participated in the traditional scrapbook contest.

Denise Maxie participated in the FFA creed contest and served as a state courtesy corps member. Chandler Nehrt participated in the Discovery Degree Prepared Public Speaking contest. Kaitlyn Hoevener served as a state courtesy corps member.

The chapter floriculture team consisting of: Dillon Maxie, Brooke Prather, Leah Schill, and Denise Maxie were recognized for their top 4 placing in the state floriculture contest. Chapter Advisor, Linda Maxie also attended the convention.