By Kyra Davidson
Felicity-Franklin FFA Reporter
At Ohio’s 90th FFA Convention, Felicity-Franklin FFA competed in several areas and received numerous awards both as a chapter and as individuals and teams.
FFA members participated in the Agriscience Fair, with 16 out of 17 projects placing in the top three of their division. 7 of these projects placed first with a gold rating and will submit an application to the National Agriscience Fair.
Other members competed in a proficiency area to display their growth in different areas of agriculture. Two members, Wyatt Crozier and Erin Jennings, placed first in their areas of Swine Production Entrepreneurship and Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems, respectively. Two others, Joey Glassmeyer and Sarah Hoog, placed second in their respective areas of Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems and Agricultural Education. Erin Jennings also was named the Ohio Star in Agriscience.
In addition, three students participated in an agricultural engineering competition. Six FFA members also presented on behalf of the chapter to show innovation and excellence in the areas of Growing Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture, with all three areas placing in the top ten of the state. Felicity-Franklin FFA was also named one of the top ten chapters in Ohio overall.
Four eighth and ninth grade members received the first place award for the Greenhand Quiz. Eighth grader Luke Jennings placed first in the online test that tests first-year members’ knowledge of the FFA and its history. Alisha Boone also received the first place award for the middle school Poultry Evaluation CDE.
Of the three officers who compete for ratings after submitting their respective officer book, each received a gold rating, including secretary Bailey Lowe, treasurer Joey Glassmeyer, and reporter Kyra Davidson.
Four members also received their State Degree. These members had to meet certain qualifications and be accepted by the state to receive the award. Those members were Wyatt Crozier, Joey Glassmeyer, Jared Hamilton, and Bailey Lowe.
Lastly, Nina Cadigan competed in the statewide talent show. She performed the National Anthem in front of thousands during the Third General Session as well as “Bless the Broken Road” during the Fourth General Session.