Nine students posing in blue FFA jackets

Five Manor FFA teams place in the top three in state competition  

Five teams of Manor FFA members placed among the top three in Pennsylvania during the FFA State Convention and Activities Week, held June 11 through 13 at Penn State University.

During the competition, the Penn Manor High School ag students had to complete general knowledge tests, oral presentations, problem-solving team exercises, and practicums related to each career area.

The Agronomy Team of Ryan Brenneman, Weston Shertzer, Chase Vinson and Nate Frey placed first in the state. Weston earned a first place individual award, and Ryan earned third.  

Also placing first was the Poultry Evaluation Team of Lillian Walborn, Grace Garrett, Grace Keller, Cheyenne Williams and Maybelle Rineer. Cheyenne was the top individual poultry judge in the state, followed by Grace Garrett as second individual and Lillian Walborn as third.

Both teams have earned the honor of representing Pennsylvania at the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis in October.

Manor FFA’s Horse Evaluation Team of Kassandra Welch, Sarah Souhrada, Lorelei Smith and Emily Burkhart placed second in the state and will compete in the Big E in Massachusetts in September.  Kassandra was the third place individual in the state.

Two other teams placed third in the state – the Floriculture Team of Lathan Axe, Emily Railing, Rachel Sensenich and Sara Gehr; and the Veterinary Science Team of Derek Thomas, Lydiah Nichols, Abby Harnish and Ava Crill.

The Livestock Evaluation Team of Lincoln Stewart, Ethan Todd, Madison Martin and Bethany Kramer placed seventh.

Also during the convention, Ceejay Rettew and Layne Perry served as Chapter Delegates to the Pennsylvania FFA Association, and two students were named State Proficiency Award Finalists – Carly Railing (Dairy Production Placement) and Leah Hess (Diversified Horticulture).

 Congratulations to these students and their agricultural education teachers on these awards!

  • Four Agronomy Team students in blue jackets
    Agronomy Team