Hope's FFA Chapter had yet another successful State FFA Convention in West Lafayette at Purdue University. This group of talented young individuals never ceases to amaze me, and their accomplishments since Monday have been a key example of their hard work and dedication to personal growth.

We had many students compete and win awards, run for offices and get elected, and represent the Hope FFA Chapter and Hauser High School with great pride during the 4-day trip.

The most notable, however, is the election of Hauser High School graduate, Natalie Taylor, for the position of Indiana FFA State Reporter. This is a huge accomplishment for Natalie as she will start her year long journey housed in Trafalgar. She will travel around the state of Indiana spreading agriculture and FFA knowledge.

In order to show Natalie our support, we have arranged a reception for 6 p.m. today, June 23rd, in the Hauser High School auditorium.

On behalf of the entire FFA Chapter, we would like to invite you to join us to celebrate the triumphs of the Hope FFA Chapter at the 88th Indiana FFA Convention and celebrate and see off Natalie Taylor as she leave to begin her new role as Indiana State FFA Reporter on Sunday June 25th.