Macks Creek FFA Group at National Convention 2023

The Macks Creek FFA traveled to Indianapolis, IN, last week for their National Convention. They spent Tuesday (October 31) traveling to their lodging before hitting the ground running on Thursday. Below is a summary of their trip provided by FFA officers Morgan Buck and Kassidy Campbell.

On Wednesday, November 1, fourteen Macks Creek FFA students were able to experience what it feels like to be part of a record breaking audience with over 70,000 FFA members from across the country. While attending the 96th National FFA Convention Expo and session students got to interact with other members, walk through a college and business fair, have hands-on learning experiences of different jobs and opportunities, dance on the Lucas Oil Stadium floor, and listen to Juan Bendana, a youth motivational speaker from Canada.

This year we had the opportunity to rent a house in Hope, Indiana. We enjoyed hanging out, watching movies, playing games, and being on a little private lake. We cooked most of our meals and did a lot of bonding and team building.

Thursday we got the opportunity to tour the Indianapolis Speedway. The 2.5 mile long track was built with 3.2 million bricks in 1926. It took 63 days from start to finish to completely lay the bricks and build the track. We got to walk on the track, take a full lap around, and we even got to kiss the bricks! In 1996 the NASCAR champion Dale Jarret started the tradition of kissing the bricks. 

After the Speedway tour, everyone wanted to be a driver, so of course we went to the go carts.

The golf driving range was fun and the food and service was great as well. We proved you don’t have to be good at something to have fun.

On our last night, we had to get a picture in the cornfield.