Members of the Northeast High School FFA chapter attended the 85th Georgia FFA Convention April 25-27 in Macon.
A record crowd of more than 5,600 FFA members, advisers and guests from across the state gathered to celebrate the 2012-2013 school year by witnessing hundreds of award presentations, motivational speakers, official delegate business, community service projects, trade show and convention concert.
The annual convention kicked off on Thursday, April 25, with FFA members putting the Living to Serve portion of the FFA motto in action. More than 250 students participated in a Rebuilding Macon community service project by repainting and cleaning up homes in downtown Macon. Additionally, local FFA chapters donated more than 4,000 pounds of food as part of the FFA Harvest for America Food Drive. All proceeds from the food drive were donated to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. Fifty FFA members gathered at the Food Bank to lend a hand stocking food.