The Road to Convention: Eileen Gress

Eileen Gress
Eileen Gress

Out of the 365 days of the year, these are the two that we look forward to the most.

State FFA Convention.

Each year, there are things there that we look forward to. For me, that would be stealing who-knows-how-many peanuts and oranges from the Florida booth in the Career Show. And the cheese from the fundraiser stand (can you tell I love food?) and a strawberry-banana smoothie.

And more awesome than the food are the people! We all know and love those chapter members who aren’t afraid to be loud and proud during sessions. Whether you’re sitting in the nosebleed section of the Celeste center or right in front of the stage, the pre-session music and the tunnels are sure to get everyone worked up.

This year is going to be, without a doubt, my busiest convention yet. I’m opening the first session with the National Anthem, participating in State FFA Choir, competing in the Talent Show, and singing another song before the third session. I’ll be receiving an award for fourth place Prepared Public Speaking, and catching some footage of what goes on backstage during sessions and at the career show.

I’m going to have so much fun at Convention this year (at least, I will be…if I have a spare second to think) and I look forward to seeing each and every one of you there!

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