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2018 Speakers

Dorsey Levens

After being voted First-Team All ACC during his Senior Year at Georgia Tech, Dorsey Levens was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 1994 NFL Draft. While serving in a backup roll for a couple of years behind starter Edgar Bennett, Levens had his breakout year in 1997, rushing for over 1,400 yards and being voted to the Pro Bowl. More importantly, Levens was also the leading rusher in Super Bowl XXXI, helping the Packers to a 35-21 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. In 2009, Dorsey Levens was elected to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. And here is a fun fact about Dorsey that you might not know – In 2006, Levens had a cameo appearance as the head coach for Xavier in the great sports film, "We Are Marshall".

Dorsey will be one of our keynote speakers at the 2018 Classic, talking about his career, sharing fun and interesting behind the scenes stories from the locker room and playing field, and answering your most “need-to-know” questions about the Packers. Dorsey will also stick around to sign autographs, so bring your helmets, footballs, and photographs to be signed.

Patrick Lee

Since 1990, Patrick Lee has been tying his hair back with a cord, dressing in his Colonial attire, and making hundreds of appearances around the country as our third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Even more amazingly, he looks like Thomas Jefferson, talks like Thomas Jefferson, and will make you believe that you just spent an hour with Thomas Jefferson himself. His stories will mesmerize and captivate you, and will leave you wanting more.

While we all know President Jefferson for being the key author of the Declaration of Independence and serving as our third president, Mr. Jefferson plans on telling us about growing up on a colonial plantation in Virginia and what farming (as it was back then) meant to the him and the creation of this country. President Jefferson also plans on walking around the trade show floor during the lunch break for photos and discussion. Don’t hesitate to ask him anything about his life and times… he is an authority on Thomas Jefferson, You won’t want to miss this, folks!

Ciera Ballmer, State FFA President

Ciera Ballmer of Clinton was elected to serve as the state FFA president for 2017-18. Ballmer served as a vice president on the 2016-17 state FFA officer team. The 20-year-old is a junior at University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in dairy science. She is the daughter of Ronna Morton Ballmer of Janesville and the late Jerry Ballmer. She succeeds Brenna Bays of Adams-Friendship FFA, who was the 2016-17 state FFA president.

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