B’town FFA earns state convention honors

  • Gretchen Swartz of the Beardstown FFA Chapter competed in the FFA State Virtual Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. Gretchen placed 8th overall at the state level.
    Gretchen Swartz of the Beardstown FFA Chapter competed in the FFA State Virtual Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. Gretchen placed 8th overall at the state level.
  • One of the activities submitted with the Chapter Activity Award application was the group’s trip to the Farm Progress Show this past year in Decatur. Nine members of the Beardstown FFA Chapter attended the event. Pictured are, front row (L to R): Walker Petersen, Sage Surratt, Lukas Cowan, Maria Millan, Garrett Drane; back row (L to R): Wyatt Petersen, Drake Seaman, Michael Graves, Jacob Hoffman.
    One of the activities submitted with the Chapter Activity Award application was the group’s trip to the Farm Progress Show this past year in Decatur. Nine members of the Beardstown FFA Chapter attended the event. Pictured are, front row (L to R): Walker Petersen, Sage Surratt, Lukas Cowan, Maria Millan, Garrett Drane; back row (L to R): Wyatt Petersen, Drake Seaman, Michael Graves, Jacob Hoffman.
Members of the Beardstown FFA chapter were recognized during the 92nd annual Illinois FFA State Convention, hosted virtually over three weeks this summer. The Beardstown chapter earned a National Chapter Activity Award Silver Rating; chapters from across the state submit applications based on the past year’s activities. In addition, Gretchen Swartz placed 8th overall in the Extemporaneous…

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