Schrage joins National FFA Organization as public relations intern

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CONTACT
Kimberly Vogel
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization
kvogel@FFA.org
888-332-2589

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, September 18, 2012/National FFA Organization) – Rachel Schrage of Indianapolis has joined the National FFA Organization as a public relations intern in the marketing, communications and branding division. She will be assisting in media relations, creative projects, special event publicity and social media campaigns.

She is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in journalism and Italian and minored in French. She was a member of Gamma Kappa Alpha Italian honors society and the Hutton Honors College. She spent three months in Perugia, Italy, during the summer of 2011 completing an intensive, advanced-level Italian immersion program.

In 2010, Schrage completed an internship at Andretti Autosport in Indianapolis, where she helped with media relations campaigns, assisted with coordination of drivers’ media commitments, ensured sponsor satisfaction with at-race hospitality and wrote for various speedway programs and the team’s website.

During her time at Indiana University, she worked for the campus’s Italian language newspaper, Indiana Oggi, as a staff writer and assistant editor.

Currently, Schrage volunteers at Indianapolis nonprofit Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO), where she has developed a social media marketing plan and trained volunteers about proper social media use in preparation for its implementation. She also volunteers as a dog walker at Southside Animal Shelter.

Schrage resides in Indianapolis with her cat, Enzo.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,489 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.