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Waiting- Oklahoma FFA Entrants Wait on Friday and Saturday Announcements In Indianapolis

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 4:33:17 CDT

Waiting- Oklahoma FFA Entrants Wait on Friday and Saturday Announcements In Indianapolis The Waiting Game is upon us on this Friday morning for several Oklahoma FFA members- as they have have made the final cut and now must wait to see if they have won the big prize at the 2009 National FFA Convention.

One of those waiting is McKenzie Walta of the Kingfisher FFA Chapter. In the picutre here, you can see McKenzie competing at the National Prepared Public Speaking Finals on Thursday morning here in Indianapolis. Now, she waits to see if she has finally won the National Championship in this competition- that to be announced Friday night.

Another Oklahoma FFA member that waits is Spencer Struck, also of Kingfisher. Spencer does have unfinished business this morning as he will compete in the Final Four of the National FFA Creed Contest. The announcement of the winner of this competition also comes this Friday evening.

Slade Nightengale of Cordell FFA is being kept very busy as one of the four finalists for Star Farmer of America- the Star Winners will be named Saturday morning.

Oklahoma also has 27 young men and ladies who will find out how they did in the National FFA Proficiency Awards at 3 PM Eastern time this afternoon. That number is the largest of any state in the US- and even exceeds the huge number of finalists the state had in 2008. Last year, Oklahoma had 21 finalists and six of them went on to win National honors. The whispers being talked about last night after judging was finished Thursday afternoon is that Oklahoma may beat that number of winners from 2008 here in 2009. We will have details this afternoon- check first on our Twitter feed on the lower right hand column- stories here in the Blue Green Gazette will follow.

Lots of other teams are also waiting to see how they have done in their respective competitions- more on that coming as those results are released.

Finally, one young man from Oklahoma waits with his interview process now complete. Riley Pagett is one of 20 National Officer Candiates still in the running for one of six positions on the Officer Team of 2010. Pagett of Woodward, Oklahoma, talked with us on Thursday evening once that process was done- and you can hear his comments by clicking on the Listen Bar below. Riley and the other 19 candidates will learn their fate on Saturday afternoon as the last item of business to be taken care of here at the 2009 Convention.


Ron Hays talks with Riley Pagett About the National Officer Candidate Process
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