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Kira Eidson was named the National FFA Creed Speaking Champion at the National FFA Convention in Louisville
Payson Seymour High School Sophomore, Kira Eidson, was named the National FFA Creed Speaking Champion this Friday, November 1, at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
Eidson was one of 4 finalists selected on Thursday, and then was named after competing once again on Friday. In June, Eidson was named the state champion, and therefore earned the honor of advancing to the national competition. Judging for the creed speaking contest involved not only recitation of the creed perfectly but also the manner of presentation on the stage. Additionally, each participant is asked three questions that require them to relate the creed to today’s agricultural issues.
A video of Eidison’s championship performance can be found on iHigh.com/ffa
A congratulatory reception will be held for Eidison at Payson High School from 7pm to 8pm on Monday, November 4th. Eidson will be available for interviews with press before the reception from 6:30pm to 7:00pm
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization’s national convention, held annually in Louisville, KY or Indianapolis, IN hosted more than 56,000 members. In addition to Eidison, members from Payson, Unity, Liberty, and Southeastern, attended the convention, where they attended leadership and personal growth workshops as well as toured industry headquarters, including Papa John’s international headquarters, Ford’s Louisville assembly plant and University of Kentucky, and educational venues, including Fort Knox, the Kentucky Derby Museum, and the Muhammad Ali Center. Convention attendees also participated in community-service initiatives and helped beautify the city, volunteered at food banks, harvested and distributed locally grown produce, packaged meals for families in need, cleaned up parks and more. More information about the National FFA Organization can be found at FFA.org.