Manor FFA members earn top honors in state competition

Three teams of Manor FFA members placed first or second in the recent Pennsylvania FFA Convention and Activities week, held June 7 through 9 at Penn State University. 

The teams, all comprised of Penn Manor High School agricultural education students, participated in career development events (CDEs), competing against other teams from across the state in contests that evaluate skills in specific agricultural areas.

The Floriculture Team of Carly Railing, Leah Hess, Molly Gehr, and Vita Failla placed first in the state. Carly was the first-place individual in the state, and Jeanette Kneisley placed second. Olivia Malpica also participated in the competition.

The team will now move on to compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October.  

The Livestock Evaluation Team of Chloe Perry, Emma French, Logan Broderick and Zeke Smith placed first in Pennsylvania. Jenna Smith also participated as an individual. 

The team also will be heading to Indianapolis to compete at the National FFA Convention.

The Poultry Evaluation Team of Derek Thomas, Layne Perry, Brooke Campbell and Kendall Hohenwarter placed second in the state, and Derek placed second and Layne third in the individual competition.

The team will travel to the Eastern States Exposition in Massachusetts in September to compete against teams from the northeastern United States.

The Milk Quality and Products Team of Daniel McCleaf, Jimmy Rose, Bethany Kramer and Katie Moyer placed fourth in the state, and Bethany placed third as an individual.

Congratulations to these students, and best wishes as they move on to regional and national competition.

  • Photo of Poultry Evaluation Team
    Poultry Evaluation Team, from left, Layne Perry, Derek Thomas, Brooke Campbell, Kendall Hohenwarter, and Brenna Moon.