GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the finalists in the 2012 Agricultural Electrification Essay contest. The top ten finalists are listed below. All finalists will compete in the Agricultural Electrification Finals to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the 84th Florida FFA State Convention at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. Please check the signage in the main convention lobby for the proper room location. The top ten finalists will be recognized, and the winner announced, during the Middle School Parade of Champions during the 2nd General Session on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  All award finalists should report to the holding room (Grand Sierra A) thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

Michael Nading, Jr. Barrington Middle
Dallas Bowen Bronson Middle
Caleigh Robinson Bronson Middle
Kyle Garner Clermont Middle
Madeline Hudgens Gray Middle
Sarah Abraham Silver Sands Middle
Delaney Hooten South Sumter Middle
Torri Lovett South Sumter Middle
Faith Behanna Tomlin Middle
Savana Garrison Tomlin Middle

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Honoring past and present accomplishments, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders for the future.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with 16,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state.  FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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