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WSU to Host 69th State FFA Convention May 13-16

PULLMAN, Wash. — About 3,000 people are expected to attend the69 th state FFA Convention, Thursday, May 13, through Sunday, May 16, at Washington State University.

More than 15 contests will be decided at the convention, six new state officers will be elected and winners of FFA’s most prestigious honors will be announced.

High school students, teachers and parents will attend, representing about 150 Washington high schools.

Ron Crawford, state FFA advisor and convention chair, says the convention is the highlight of the FFA year. The primary aim of FFA is to have a positive influence in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Motivational speaker Dave Arch, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. His topic is “Leading Others Fearlessly Into The 21st Century.”

Professor Marvin Kleene, WSU coordinator for agricultural education and the FFA, says Washington high schools enroll about 34,000 students. Some 8,500 of them are members of the FFA.

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