Macey Butchko and Brandon Palmer will represent the Firelands Schools next week at the 2016 National Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.
Butchko, a sophomore, will perform on stages in and around the convention center as one of 40 talent acts from around the country. She was chosen in a competitive audition process and as many as 60,000 convention attendees could see her compete in the final rounds.
Butchko previously placed second in Ohio for voice talent. Her performances will be judged on showmanship, creativity, sound quality, clarity, and stage presence.
A 2016 Firelands graduate, Palmer is among the top four finalists in the nation for the agricultural processing competition.
He is part owner of Red Barn Maple Syrup and owner of Palmer Confections, where he makes maple cream, maple candy, and maple sugar. Palmer is majoring in agricultural systems management at Ohio State University.
Alumni Katie Fath and Cole Lewis will also be in attendance to receive their American Degrees. This degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA.
In addition, the Firelands FFA members will host the Ohio booth in the Hall of States. Firelands is proud to recognize Shanna Finnegan as its FFA teacher and advisor.