Bonners Ferry FFA members attend national convention
By Emma Pluid
On October 28th through November 3rd the Bonners Ferry FFA Chapter had eight students and two chaperones travel to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the FFA National Convention and Expo.
They flew into Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday the 28th and stayed the night and traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky on Wednesday and got a tour of the Lost River Caves then continued their travel to Louisville, Kentucky and got a tour of Winstar Farms in Versailles, Kentucky which consisted of 2,300 acres and 500 thoroughbred horses and also got a tour of Keeneland race track where the Breeders Cup is held.
Thursday morning the group went to the opening session and explored through the Expo and had many opportunities to look into different colleges, different career choices, and many other things.
There were about 2,400 different stands there for students to get acquainted with. They had about three sessions Thursday, Friday, and two on Saturday.
Friday after the sessions we went to Churchill Downs which is the race track where the Kentucky Derby is held and we even witnessed some live horse racing. Saturday after we attended the sessions we traveled back to Nashville, Tennessee, where we had dinner at the Aquarium and went to the Grand Ole Opery.
National Convention was a great experience and we thank the community members that helped make it possible for us to attend especially the Bonners Ferry FFA Alumni for their outstanding assistance and support to get us to National Convention.