The Tribune Staff Reports
The 90th Indiana FFA State Convention was June 17 through 20 at Purdue University in West Lafayette.
The Crothersville FFA chapter was recognized as the top chapter in the state for its Living to Serve Safety Initiative. Crothersville took top honors over the 210 other FFA chapters in Indiana.
“We know that everyone can be reminded of safety issues, and we channel our safety education topics to relate to our elementary students,” said Rebekah Cook, president of Crothersville FFA. “We hold fire safety convocations during National Fire Prevention Week and safety station tours during National Farm Safety Week.”
The Crothersville chapter placed third in the state for the Living to Serve Food Initiative. This recognition comes from the efforts of the chapter members with their Toy and Food Drive during the Christmas season. In 2018, the chapter delivered 15.7875 tons of food to the community.
The chapter also was recognized as a bronze emblem chapter from the Indiana FFA Association and as a donor to the Indiana FFA Foundation.
Cook participated in the traditional scrapbook contest, and she and Karley Gillis served as chapter delegates to the convention. Jerrica Barron and Kaylee Caudill served as Courtesy Corps members who assisted with convention seating and room details.
Also attending the convention was Crothersville FFA adviser Linda Myers.