South Ripley, Switzerland County FFA Members to Compete for FFA State Officer Positions

Fifteen students are competing for seven Indiana FFA State Officer positions.

INDIANAPOLIS – Two local students have been chosen as candidates for Indiana FFA State Officer positions.

The Indiana FFA Association and Indiana State Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday the 15 students that are competing to fill seven FFA State Officer positions. The positions are president, secretary, northern region vice president, southern region vice president, treasurer, reporter, and sentinel.

Two of the 15 candidates are Jessika Thomas (South Ripley FFA) and Levi Baker (Switzerland County FFA).

During the 93rd Indiana FFA State Convention, the candidates will participate in a rigorous interview and selection process, in which, the chosen candidates will be announced at the final session on Thursday, June 16.

The seven students selected to serve one year as state officers will direct and oversee the development of student-led organization, which has more than 12,500 members statewide.

Aside from promoting FFA, a majority of state officers’ responsibilities include conducting FFA chapter visits, facilitating leadership conferences, and hosting career and leadership development events.

“I want to wish each FFA member competing next week the very best as they pursue these leadership positions,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “These FFA Student members are our future, and we are in good hands.”

The full list of FFA State Officer candidates is listed below.

  • Jenna Kelsay, Whiteland FFA
  • Noah Longyear, East Noble FFA
  • Jessika Thomas, South Ripley FFA
  • Blaine Prosser, Eastside FFA
  • Jayden Simpson, North Putnam FFA
  • Anthony Taylor, Warsaw FFA
  • Morgan Young, Clinton Central FFA
  • Levi Baker, Switzerland County FFA
  • Gracie Lee, Monroe Central FFA
  • Jaden Maze, Western Boone FFA
  • Tobias Sturgell, Indian Creek FFA
  • Alex Kindig, South Newton FFA
  • Mary Jones, Adam Central FFA
  • Seth Ariens, North Putnam FFA
  • Arrington Krull, Wawasee FFA

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