West Carroll FFA members recognized at state convention
West Carroll FFA members attended the 89th state FFA Convention from June 13 to 15 in Springfield. Attendees are (from left): Katie Hoffman, Luke Jones, Emma Aljets, McKenna Sullivan, Leslie Neis, Shae Williams, Shane Houzenga, Josi Anderson, Leland Houzenga, Luke Reiland, Riley Getz, Sage Storjohann, Jenna Ross, Abbi Burns, and Adam Rath. The theme of this year's convention was "Maximize." The West Carroll chapter was recognized several times on-stage, including Daniel Hartman (not pictured) as a top 10 Section president; West Carroll winning a chapter award among the Section 1 National Chapter Award in Building Communities; Gold National Chapter Award and National entry; and the Foundation Club Award for raising more than $3,000 for the Illinois FFA Foundation. Hartman also ran for a state FFA office, making the cut for the top 10, but was not elected on June 14. Photo submitted by Don Mathey.