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Laila Hajii Explains Her Amazing Year as a National Officer of the FFA

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 7:30:10 CDT

Laila Hajii Explains Her Amazing Year as a National Officer of the FFA Laila Hajii is ready. After weeks and months of getting ready for the 2009 edition of the National FFA Convention, Laila tells us she wants to see FFA members filling Conseco Fieldhouse and let her last days as a FFA member get underway.

We watched the National Officer team, of which this Guthrie, Oklahoma FFA member is a part of, practice much of Wednesday afternoon. Practice is the lubricant that greases each segment of the National Convention program- and makes it run smoothly over the next four days. And the officers applied this lubricant freely- going over introductions- how they would move award winners around the stage and a lot more. Finally, Laila ended her practice time going over her farewell speech which will be presented on Friday morning. It will be an amazing presentation- and if you want to watch it live, you can on RFD TV which is available on both Dish and Direct TV. The session on Friday morning is an early one- seven AM Central time is when it starts.

After she practiced, we chatted for a few moments- and I captured a part of that to share with you. Laila says it has been an amazing year- and she is a much better person for it. She hopes that she has left FFA better as her legacy back to the organization. The comment that she made to me that I liked the best I think was her comment that over the last ten months, she has proven to herself that she can be an adult- managing a grueling travel schedule, always looking sharp and always staying in character as an ambassador for the FFA.

You can hear our Q&A with this very special FFA leader. Click on the Listen Bar below to hear it.

Our coverage of the 2009 National FFA convention is going all the way through Saturday- we are proud to have as our sponsors the Oklahoma FFA Alumni and the Oklahoma FFA Association. Click here to learn more about what's going on with the FFA in the state of Oklahoma by going to their official website.


Ron Hays talks with Laila Hajii on the Convention Floor at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis
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