Several Manor FFA members placed among the top 10 in the region during the Eastern Regional Career Development Event held April 25 at the Lebanon Valley Exposition Center and Fairgrounds.
The Penn Manor students were competing against other FFA members from Lancaster, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties, in addition to other schools.
In the floriculture competition, Manor FFA member Leah Hess placed 1st in the region and 1st in Lancaster County; Carly Railing placed 4th and 2nd; Vita Failla placed 6th and 3rd; Molly Gehr placed 13th and 5th; Jeanette Kneisley placed 15th and 6th; and Olivia Malpica placed 32nd and 12th.
The floriculture competition included a general knowledge test, and participants had to make a small centerpiece, corsage or a pin-on corsage and a potted planter with up to three plants. They also had to identify plants, tools and diseases and how to treat/control them.
Livestock judging team member Chloe Perry placed 1st in the region and 1st in Lancaster County; Logan Broderick placed 8th in the region and 2nd in the county; Zeke Smith placed 22nd and 6th; Emma French placed 27th and 10th; and Jenna Smith placed 41st and 14th.
The livestock judging competition included a general knowledge test, and participants had to judge three classes of breeding livestock (heifers, goats, ewes) and four classes of market animals (goats, steers, lambs, and swine).
Poultry team member Derek Thomas placed 5th in the region and 1st in Lancaster County; Brenna Moon placed 7th and 2nd; Layne Perry placed 8th and 3rd; and Kendall Hohenwarter placed 17th and 6th.
The poultry competition included a general knowledge test, and participants had to evaluate bone-in and boneless poultry products, grade the interior and exterior of eggs and grade a class of ready-to-cook carcasses.
Veterinary science team member Lizzy Strickler placed 16th in the region and 4th in Lancaster County; Trinity Mowery placed 50th and 12th; Kiah McComsey placed 79th and 18th; and Kyler Hunnell placed 80th and 19th.
The veterinary science contest included general knowledge and math exams and identification of dog and cat breeds, livestock breeds, tools and parasites. The team members also had to exhibit correct animal management techniques.
Congratulations to these students.