Indiana resident wins CONNECT! campaign grand prize


Congratulations goes out to Lei Gunthorp of LaGrange, Ind., who won the grand prize in the National FFA Foundation’s CONNECT! promotional campaign. Gunthorp selected a Yamaha Grizzly 300 Automatic ATV package with accessories. The grand prize was donated to FFA by Yamaha.

Five student winners including:  Emily Carle of Brooksville, Fla.; Alaina Wenrich of Autryville, N.C.; Dustin Peeters of Clintonville, Wis.; Stephanie Roehrs of New Haven, Mo.; and Michael Harrison of Headland, Ala.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

All six – and more than 16,000 others — participated in the CONNECT! campaign. The campaign’s goal was to establish a connection between FFA, as many of the estimated 7 million people who have been members of the organization since its inception in 1928, supporters, friends and more. All who connected were asked to share a  personal story about how FFA made a difference in their lives.

We received thousands of personal stories about how FFA has shaped lives and careers, turned quiet and shy students into committed and dedicated leaders and prepared young adults for life-long careers in the agriculture industry. These stories have been shared throughout our organization and have reaffirmed our daily commitment to making the FFA experience a deep, meaningful and rewarding experience for each and every one of the 540,000 students throughout the U.S. who are proud FFA members.

Though the promotional portion of the CONNECT! campaign is over, anyone can still connect with FFA. Visit

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