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Kale Parker of Indianola Speaks in Creed Final Four Friday Morning in Louisville- and More

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:04:31 CDT

Kale Parker of Indianola Speaks in Creed Final Four Friday Morning in Louisville- and More FFA Notes and Thoughts for Friday Morning, October 31, 2014

After being shut out in two of the National Speech Contests for 2014, Oklahoma landed a spot in the third of the major three speech contests that are an annual part of the National Convention scene- Kale Parker of Indianola advanced through two rounds on Thursday- and will be speaking in the Final Four of the National Creed Contest this morning at 11:30 AM Eastern Time. The results will be announced this evening at the Friday night general session in Freedom Hall.

The National Creed Contest is what it sounds like- and more. Each contestant must recite the FFA Creed and penalties are accessed for every word inserted or deleted. Following the recitation- each contestant will answer three pre determined questions that relate to some of the statements made by the author of the Creed, E.M Tiffany.


At a banquet for sponsors and other supporters of the National FFA last night, we caught up with Laila Hajji Down, former state and national FFA officer who came out of the Guthrie FFA Chapter. She has recently switched employers- from Syngenta to Successful Farming Magazine and got married earlier this year. Now living in Iowa, she says the reason for her success in her professional career is "the FFA- 100 percent."   

Laila was State FFA Secretary in 2006-2007 and was Central Region Vice President for the National FFA in 2008-2009.

We turned the digital recorder on for a few moments with Laila and will be sharing that soon.


We appreciate current state officers Cody Dean and Drake Boyce for spending some of their national convention time helping us out- taking pictures for our FLICKR album of the 2014 National FFA Convention. With their help- we have eclipsed 500 photos through Thursday evening- with more to come on Friday and Saturday.

Click here to go and take a look at our FLICKR album to see who you know is at National Convention.



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