Shelbyville Daily Union

Education

November 19, 2013

Central A&M FFA attends National FFA Convention

The Central A&M FFA traveled to Louisville, KY to participate in the 86th National FFA Convention and Expo. The top 7 members with the most FFA activity points had the opportunity to attend this year’s convention. Lisa Parker, Rebekah Nash, Dean Adcock, Del Adcock, Shelby Sloan, Mo Hunter, and Matthew Hardeman began their trip on Wednesday, October 30th. While in Kentucky, members had the opportunity to tour the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum. We had the opportunity to hear motivational speakers, such as head coach of the Louisville Basketball team, Rick Pitino, Joe Torrillo, who was the only person to be buried alive twice during 9-11, and Josh Sundquist, a paralympian, as well as many inspirational retiring addresses delivered by the National FFA Officers.

In the evenings, members had a chance to relax and have some fun! On Wednesday evening, students participated in some team bonding time while go karting and playing some intense laser tag. On Thursday evening, members had the opportunity to attend the Hypnotist Show put on by Dr. Al Snyder. Our very own Shelby Sloan was selected to go on stage and be hypnotized and was a hilarious addition to the show! Members also had a great time on Friday night at the World’s Toughest Rodeo held at Broadbent Arena.

In between sessions, members had the opportunity to attend one of the largest career shows and talk to company representatives as well college representatives. This is a great way for members to do their own networking and make connections with those who may have a hand in their future. Members were also able to do some shopping at the FFA Shopping Mall.

The final day of convention was spent at the American FFA Degree Session on Saturday morning, November 2. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed upon a member. Many hours of hard work and dedication were put into earning this degree. This year, our very own Brianna Harmon received this award and earned her golden key.

1
Text Only
Education
  • 4-H members compete in State Master Showmanship Contest On Friday August 8, 4-H members from counties all over Illinois competed at the State Fair at the Master Showmanship Contest.Included in those who competed were 4-Hers from all the counties in Unit 19. Jesse Campbell represented Coles County, Ellie W

    August 15, 2014

  • Eastern Ilinois Dean's List released CHARLESTON, IL -- More than 980 undergraduate students have been named to Eastern Illinois University’s Spring 2014 Dean’s List. The Deans’ List at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose academic performance has been excellent. Stu

    August 12, 2014

  • Kirkbride graduates University of Iowa IOWA CITY, IA -- Geri Kirkbride, a native of Pana, IL, received a PHD-Nursing degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester.Approximately 5,000 degrees were awarded at the end of the semester.

    August 12, 2014

  • 081214 Griesemer Kiwanis scholarship pic No Headline Provided Monica Griesemer is presented with a $500 scholarship check from members of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club. Pictured from left are Eldon Gourley, Stanley Spesard, Griesemer, Jake Hankins, and Craig Hillyer.

    August 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area students graduate from St. John's College SPRINGFIELD – St. John’s College is proud to announce May graduates from the Department of Nursing. The graduates will receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to take the state board test for their RN licensure. The graduat

    August 5, 2014

  • Lake Land holds pinning ceremony Thirty-four new practical nurses were welcomed to the nursing field at a recent pinning ceremony held at Lake Land College.The Practical Nursing Program is a three-consecutive-semester program that includes classroom, skills laboratory and clinical e

    August 5, 2014

  • EIU announces spring graduates Degrees have now been officially awarded to more than 1,325 Spring 2014 graduates at Eastern Illinois University.Students were certified by their respective deans as having completed all requirements leading to the awarding of degrees.Graduates from

    August 5, 2014

  • SHS orientation to be held Aug.19 A freshmen - new student orientation will be held at Shelbyville High School on Tuesday, August 19, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.All students and parents are encouraged to attend.The evening will start in the auditorium. Students will have a chance to find c

    August 5, 2014

  • Banks earns degree from Western Governors SALT LAKE CITY – David Banks of Findlay has received his Master of Science Information Security Assurance from Western Governors University. The university held its 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 12 and celebrated th

    August 5, 2014

  • 080114 tar wars contest pic 2 Robertson teaches peers about tobacco dangers MOWEAUQUA -- Jarrett Roberson, the Illinois state winner int he 2014 Tar Wars Poster contest, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the national poster contest awards ceremony.Tar Wars is a tobacco prevention program that brings local family phys

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos