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  2013 CONVENTION OPPORTUNITIES
 
By: Texas FFA
March 01, 2013

 
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Agriscience Fair
The Agriscience Fair is an exciting event that fuses the traditional science fair with agriculture. Members can participate at the state level in the following categories: animal systems, environmental services/natural resource systems, food products and processing systems, plant systems, power, structural and technical systems, and social systems. Winners in each division receive a $1,000 scholarship. 


Convention Media (formerly Convention Chronicle)
The Texas FFA is looking for aspiring journalists, photographers and layout designers to serve on the 2013 Convention Chronicle staff. The Convention Chronicle is the official newspaper of the Texas FFA Convention and is published for FFA members, by FFA members. Three issues are produced and distributed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings of convention.

This year will also be the inaugural year for the newscast, the Convention Report, which will air during the pre-session activities on Friday, July 12. 

Being part of this media staff is a large commitment, but one that will be a wonderful learning experience and a great resume builder! It is high-energy, deadline specific and can be stressful at times—but that is half of the fun!

Completed applications are due April 15, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Vrazel at julie@vatat.org or 512-472-3128. 

Being part of this newspaper staff is a large commitment, but one that will be a wonderful learning experience and a great resume builder! If you are interested in journalism or communications, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. The deadline to apply is April 15. Space is limited!


Foundation Ambassadors
The Texas FFA Foundation will select a special group of FFA members to assist with the convention. Ambassadors serve as the official liaison with sponsors, special guests and dignitaries on behalf of the Texas FFA.

The Foundation Ambassadors serve as face-to-face hosts for special guests, sponsors and dignitaries on behalf of the Texas FFA during the largest youth led convention in Texas. Candidates apply through a competitive application process, with emphasis on FFA involvement, individual accomplishments and community service. Ambassadors receive extensive training to prepare them for their week of service. Each student Ambassador is assigned to a VIP serving as their respective agricultural science and FFA host for the week. In addition, the Ambassadors have a unique opportunity of experiencing firsthand the behind the scene complexities of convention week.

Courtesy Corps
Pulling off a huge event like the FFA Convention requires numerous volunteers. You could be part of the action by working backstage, checking delegate wristbands, escorting VIPs and much more! There is never a dull moment for Courtesy Corps members! Let your advisor know if you are interested in being part of this elite group.


FFA Chorus
Is it your dream to perform in front of more than 10,000 FFA members and guests? If so, apply for the Texas FFA Chorus! The chorus is composed of FFA members who spend the week showcasing their vocal talent for convention attendees. They perform throughout convention, providing energy, harmony and the sounds of convention. If you would like to join the chorus, download an application online. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Spanish Creed Invitational
The need for a Spanish version of the FFA Creed became apparent when Puerto Rico became a state association in 1932. The ideas conveyed in the five paragraph belief statement transcend geography, language, race or ethnicity.

In the interest of premier leadership, personal growth and career success, the Texas FFA Association is offering an opportunity for students to compete in a Spanish Version Creed Speaking Event. The Creed delivery and the five-minute question-answer period will be conducted entirely in Spanish. 

 
 
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