Posted 11 months ago
By Kevin Horn
The Nebraska FFA Alumni State Convention was held in Alliance over the weekend.
Over 75 participants took numerous tours of Alliance facilities, held meetings, and presented several awards.
Alliance High FFA parents and Alumni members Amy Shrewsbury and Charlie Wright were honored by the State FFA Alumni for Outstanding FFA Alumni Achievement.
Amy Shrewsbury: Has been involved with the FFA and FFA Alumni for the past four years. Amy’s daughter, Ashtyn, has served as the Alliance FFA president that past two years. Amy has assisted in critiquing students at contest practice nights. She has worked on committees and currently serves as Alliance FFA Alumni Secretary. Amy was instrumental in assisting in making the meal for the tailgate party and new members picnic this past fall. Her family has assisted the FFA in the past by providing materials for floats, and by serving as an activity chaperone. Amy has also assisted with raising money through the Alumni for students to attend State FFA Conventions in Lincoln. She also assisted the FFA in raising money to that the FFA donated to help build a new livestock barn at the Box Butte County Fair. Last October, Amy attended the National FFA Convention and watched her daughter compete for the Alliance FFA Food Science Team. She also represented Alliance and Nebraska as she picked up the silver rating award for the Alliance Chapter.
Charlie Wright: Mr. Wright has been involved with the FFA and FFA Alumni for the past two years. Charlie’s sons have both been members and officers of the Alliance FFA. Charlie has assisted in judging parliamentary procedure teams at districts. He has also worked on scheduling activities at meetings, participating on committees and willing to work as needed. He has also assisted in judging local awards. This past year, Charlie was instrumental in having the Alliance Agricultural Program/FFA receive a $1,000 grant from WESTCO. His family has assisted the FFA in the past by providing materials for floats, and serving as chaperones for FFA activities. Charlie has assisted the Alumni with raising money to help pay for students to attend the State FFA Convention in Lincoln. In October, 2012, Charlie attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis to watch his son, Connor, participate in the Food Science Team competition.