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POSTED: June 2, 2014 3:30 p.m.
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Long County High School students, from left, Andrew Davis, Ja’Vonta Harris, Mykoel Stanley, Ryan Spell, Alex Dean, Chris Carter, Madison Smith, Tanner Huegel and Adam Rock attended the 86th Georgia FFA Convention last month in Macon.

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Long County High School was represented at the 86th Georgia Future Farmers of America Convention, May 1-3 in Macon.
Alex Dean, Ryan Spell, Madison Smith, Mykoel Stanley, Andrew Davis, Ja’Vonta Harris, Tanner Hugel, Adam Rock and chapter President Chris Carter attended the convention.
The LCHS delegation joined approximately 5,500 other Georgia students in listening to motivational speakers, working on community-service projects, attending to delegate business and taking part in several award presentations.  
The festivities began with youth speaker Josh Shipp addressing the students, followed by recognition of foundation sponsors and the naming of the 2014 Stars of Georgia.  
On the second day of the convention, students supported fellow members across the state as career-development and state proficiency awards were given out.
On the final day, the state FFA degrees were presented. This year, five Long County students — Caleb Courson, Hawkeye Lynn, Sophia Sager, Josiah Jeffers and Carter — received degrees.
FFA Executive Secretary Ben Lastly said this year’s convention was a success and the annual event continues to grow.
“This year’s record attendance is proof of the commitment that Georgia FFA advisors have … it is inspiring to realize the work that these men and women put in to allow their students to grow through the FFA. We are blessed in Georgia,” Lastly said.
According to georgiaffa.org, the Georgia FFA Association is the third-largest state association in the country with more than 37,000 members from 290 chapters.  
For more information, go to www.georgiaffa.org, or www.facebook.com/georgiaffa or follow on Twitter @GA_FFA.

 

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