FFA Students to National Convention

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

By: Natalie Harvey

The 2016-2017 National FFA Convention is being held October 18-22 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A-W is sending six students: Kammi Bishop, Daytona Foley, Lily Kenny, Brendan Kroksh, Laken Mullinix, and Alyson Ten Napel.

The students, along with Mr. Kroksh, will leave very early Tuesday morning. They plan to stop in Moline to tour the John Deere Planter Works and Pavilion.

On Wednesday, they will be going to Indy 500 Speedway. Later they are going watch career show and CDE events at the convention.

Next they will go to Bankers Life Field House 1st session and listen to the opening session with Diana Nyad.

That evening the students

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    Leading the offense was Brady Bergman with 16 carries for 156 yards and 1 touchdown.

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    Paul Knapp had 3 carries for 52 yards and 1 touchdown.

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    Autumn Stowe, a sophomore, said, “The Land Before Time.”

    Mr. Mike Baker responded, “Chisum.”

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    by: Natalie Harvey

    Callie Henrich is the daughter of Brad and Michelle Henrich. Callie was born on October 9, 1998, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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    Her favorite pastimes are hunting, playing sports, being outside, and hanging with friends and family.

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    by: Jillian Hyer

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    The 7th grade A-team won two out of three matches while the B-team lost all three of their matches.

    The 8th grade A-team lost all three matches and the B-team one two out of their three matches.

    The next day, the volleyball teams traveled to Hinton.

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    by: Nicole Varns

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    Leading the offense was John Henrich with carries for 41 yards and 1 touch down. Brady Berman had 18 carries for 88 yards and 1 touch down.

    AJ Nemesio rushed 11 times for 18 yards and 1 touch down while completing 4 of his 11 pass attempts for 75 yards.

    Paul Knapp caught

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