Springfield High Senior Makes District FFA History

Springfield High Senior Makes District FFA History
Posted on 02/04/2016

Springfield High Senior Makes District FFA History


Springfield High School senior Emma Horn made school and county history at the 2015 Future Farmers of America Convention in Louisville, KY, when she participated as a member in the National FFA Band as a flautist.  She is the first RCS student to ever achieve this accomplishment.


Emma says she has been playing the flute since the sixth grade and had a real desire to see if she could make the grade to be selected as a member of the prestigious group of talented musicians.


She not only made the cut, but also was the only musician representing Tennessee, and was selected as the flute section’s second chair.  This recognition was quite an achievement, as it effectively declared her one of the top two FFA flautists in the nation.


More than 90 student-musicians from across the country participated in the band playing different instruments and representing different grade levels.


“We were there for a bit more than a week,” said Horn.  “We got there two days earlier than the convention started, so that we could rehearse and get our music down.   We had only a few days to prepare this piece for an audience of thousands of people.” 


Referring to the onstage performance at the Exposition Center’s Freedom Hall, Emma said warmly, “It was pretty great!”


Horn is also the chapter president for her FFA SHS chapter, and is looking to continue her education at UT Knoxville next year, where she will be studying Veterinary Medicine. 






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