GENESEO — Chase Gripp, a member of the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA, was selected as the District 1 FFA Creed Speaking runner up.
Illinois FFA recognizes students for their ability to communicate effectively through competitive events like Creed speaking. Participants in the Creed Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) must recite the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions dealing with their knowledge and understanding of the Creed during a five-minute questioning period. Only freshmen class agriculture education students who are FFA members are eligible to compete in the CDE.
As the District 1 runner up, Gripp is eligible to compete at the state Creed Speaking CDE on May 3 at Illinois State University in Normal. The state winner will recite the FFA Creed at the Illinois Association FFA State Convention, June 1-12 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.