Laine Abbott

Laine Abbott has always loved to play his guitar. Last year he started bringing it to school to play for friends as they ate lunch in the Ag classroom.  

     Some of them suggested that Laine submit an audition video for the 2020 Ohio FFA Convention. Unfortunately, the 2020 convention was cancelled. 

     In February, Laine heard that the Ohio FFA would feature only four performers for its hybrid state convention in April. 

     Laine prepared his audition video hoping for a second opportunity. He learned he got that opportunity in a text message from his FFA advisor. Not only had he been selected as one of the four acts but he was slated to perform during the final session, when the largest audience would be tuning in. 

     “I was at work when I got the text and I was so excited I actually jumped when I read it,” Laine said. “I’m really honored to have this opportunity.”

     Anyone interested in watching Laine perform during the 1 p.m. convention session on Friday, April 30, can tune in on and on Ohio FFA’s social media outlets under the username @ohioffa.