By: Chet Willer
The Akron-Westfield FFA took six of its members to National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 23 through October 26.
Those attending included Adam Kroksh, Dominick Foley, Emily Meerdink, Kali Kreiner, Alex Franker, and Ryan Foley.
The group, led by FFA advisor Randy Kroksh, left at 5:00 AM October 23. The group stopped in Waterloo, IA to tour the John Deere manufacturing plant.
When done, the group continued their trip to Indianaplois where the convention was held. At the convention the group attended the opening ceremonies, as well as a concert by the Band Perry featuring Brantley Gilbert.
For a community service project, the group, along with the other members from around the nation who attended, packed dry food packages containing rice, soy meal, dried vegetables, and milk powder. These packages are delivered to places in the world that are in need and not as fortunate as we are.
Adam Kroksh’s favorite memory from the trip was, “Looking over Churchhill Downs at 6:00 AM when all the horses were grazing.” Churchill Downs is where the Kentucky Derby is held annually.
Dominick Foley’s favorite memory was, “Touring the Louisville Slugger factory.”
Emily Meerdink’s favorite memory was, “Attending the opening ceromony of the convention and feeling all the excitement.”