Members of the Christ Our Rock Lutheran FFA chapter attended the 95th annual Illinois State FFA Convention June 13-15 along with more than 5,000 other FFA members, advisors, and guests. With a 2023 theme of “Electrify,” the three-day event annually recognizes achievements of Illinois FFA members, elects the major state officer team, and celebrates agriculture.
During the convention, the following awards were presented to the Christ Our Rock Lutheran FFA:
State Dairy Cattle Judging (with reasons) Career Development Event High Individual: Drew Lueking was recognized for winning the state Dairy Cattle Evaluation CDE. Participants also provide oral reasons to describe and defend their placings.
Students at the convention were greeted with activities including a career fair featuring colleges and agribusinesses and an opportunity to engage in the history of Illinois’ capital city. The sessions featured addresses by National FFA Eastern Region Vice President Gracie Murphy, of Illinois, and from each of the retiring major state officers.
Seen above: Drew Lueking