81st Virginia FFA State Convention Special Session
More than 1,400 students will attend this year's annual convention. To celebrate 81 years of tradition with the Virginia FFA, this year's convention will include remembering the past and looking forward to the future. Other activities will include Career Development Event contests, leadership workshops conducted by State Officers Danielle Kisamore from West Virginia and Amanda Urian from Delaware. In addition, motivation speaker, Barratt Keene, a former national officer from 2001-2002, will address the attendees. Two hundred and two FFA members will receive the highest honor Virginia FFA can bestow, the Virginia State Degree. Also 36 Honorary State Degrees along with winners of the H.O. Sargent Agricultural Diversity Award and 47 Proficiency Award will be recognized. As a special presentation, Mr. O.B. Roller of Weyers Cave, a Virginia Tech alumni and 1943-1944 State FFA President, will be recognized and given the Prepared Public Speaking contest endowed to his name.