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Emily Kennedy Wins National Championship in the 2016 FFA Creed Contest at the 89th Convention of the FFA in Indianapolis

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:58:07 CDT

Emily Kennedy Wins National Championship in the 2016 FFA Creed Contest at the 89th Convention of the FFA in Indianapolis Edmond, Oklahoma FFA member Emily Kennedy was named the National Champion of the 2016 FFA Creed contest, after advancing through two rounds on Thursday and winning the Final Four round held Friday midday. Winners of the National FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday during the seventh session of the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

After the Finals round, Emily talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about her involvement with the Creed contest and her career to this point in FFA. You can hear those comments by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below. (Emily, on the left, is pictured here with Adrienne Blakey of Stillwater, who was named National First Runnerup in the Extemperaneous Speech Contest in Indy)

The top four individuals received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The National FFA Creed Speaking CDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to present the National FFA Creed in a competitive setting. Members deliver the Creed from memory and respond to three questions. The event gives FFA members the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in a powerful, organized and professional manner. Mr. Greg Beard of California served as superintendent of the event.

We are taking pictures throughout the 2016 Convention in Indianapolis- and you can go and see them all in our Flickr Album by clicking here.

Our exclusive coverage of the 89th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis is a service of ITC, Your Energy Superhighway. Learn more about ITC Great Plains, LLC by clicking here. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. Oklahoma FFA impacts the lives of 27,154 members in 359 chapters across the state.


Ron Hays talks with Emily Kennedy after her performance in the Finals of the FFA Creed Contest
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