Students enjoy national FFA stage

Published 5:09 pm Thursday, October 23, 2008

When 51,000 people converge in Indianapolis, Ind. for the nation’s largest annual youth convention, numerous activities as well as high-quality entertainment is essential to the events success.

The Montevallo FFA Chapter will be receiving a National Chapter Award, making them one of the top FFA chapters in America. Former chapter president Justin Posey will also be receiving a proficiency award in Ag Communications.

The FFA String Band of Montevallo has even been selected to be part of a group of young people nationwide to perform at the 2008 National FFA Convention Oct. 20-25.

The group submitted an audition tape, and was chosen based on quality performance, stage presence, and ability to relate to the FFA theme.

Only 60 individuals and/or groups were chosen from across the country to perform several times at the 2008 National FFA Convention. The talent program participants will perform during the main convention, at session intermissions, in the RCA Dome, in the food court, in Conseco Field House, and as entertainment during various meal functions. Talent members will also be visible at the Indianapolis Arts Garden, Farmers Market, and Convention Center activities.

The National FFA Talent Program is directed by Gary Maricle of Missouri, and is sponsored by Wrangler and Montana Silversmith as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

FFA is a national youth organization of over 500,000 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture with over 7,000 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information, visit