Future Huskers Announced

Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:06
Written by thenebraskasigna

On April 5, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recognized 51 high school seniors from Nebraska FFA chapters who have committed to attend the university in the fall.
A signing ceremony was part of the 90th Nebraska FFA State Convention in Lincoln. FFA members, advisers, guests and several university leaders - including Chancellor Ronnie Green and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm - participated in the event at the Coliseum.
“We hope you are enjoying your time, experiencing all that campus has to offer and we could not be more excited to welcome our newest class of Huskers into the family,” said Green, who was a state FFA officer and member in Virginia.
Following the opening remarks, each student was announced with their hometown and intended major. As the names were announced, they were met with cheers from their fellow FFA members in the crowd. After the students signed a large “N,” Green, Boehm and the other dignitaries lined up to congratulate them with high-fives.
The state convention brought more than 7,000 FFA members, advisers, parents and guests to Lincoln. It featured educational sessions, workshops, career fair, leadership academy, interviews and leadership skill sessions. The events are designed to prepare high school students for careers in agriculture, Nebraska’s largest industry.
“It’s exciting to see so many youth excited about agriculture and science on campus this week,” Boehm said. “We need you in our industry. I’m excited to see what your future holds.”
The following area students who were recognized during the signing ceremony and their intended major(s).
Davenport: Haley Pena Lopez, agricultural education.
Shickley: Lexi Kadel, computer science.
Shickley: Jacob Swartzendruber, agricultural economics.