At this year’s FFA Activities Week held at Penn State University in June, twenty-three Manor FFA members competed in five Career Development Events – Poultry Evaluation and Technology, Agronomy, Floriculture and Small Animal/Vet Science. The teams competed against other FFA members from across the state. Manor FFA’s Poultry Evaluation team and Agronomy team earned first place finishes and a trip to compete in the National FFA Poultry Evaluation competition during the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY in October.
The Vet Science team competed in the largest contest of the day where they finished 9th as a team in a field of over 107 contestants. Taylor Lefever and Kylee Myers competed as individuals in Floriculture. Katrina Reiff represented Manor FFA as a delegate to the Pennsylvania State FFA Association. The delegates represent FFA chapters from across the state and are involved in committees where recommendations are made for policy changes in the FFA.
In addition, Manor FFA completed the Chapter Evaluation Award application that includes FFA activities on the national, state and local levels. This application is completed by a committee of students and is evaluated by a team of Agriculture teachers and Penn State University personnel. Manor FFA earned a gold award in this category and the application will be submitted for competition at the national FFA level.