Students attend national FFA convention


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Contributed photo MVCTC FFA Vet Science Team of Josie Zamora (Alumni Wayne High School 2017), Hannah Walters (Alumni Vandalia High School 2017), and current seniors Logan Williams (Brookville High School) and Elainie Prater (Northmont High School) competed in the National FFA Vet Science CDE and earned a silver emblem.


INDIANAPOLIS – The 90th National FFA Convention & Expo was held in Indianapolis on October 25-28.

As one of the largest providers of agriculture education in the state, MVCTC had over 250 FFA students attend the National Convention. MVCTC provides agriculture education to over 1,000 middle and high school students in the Miami Valley. This includes middle and high school programs at 12 satellite locations and high school junior and senior programs in six career areas on the main campus in Englewood.

“FFA members from all corners of the nation converging in one place to celebrate their accomplishments and find inspiration for their next. Motivational keynote speakers, energetic concerts, fulfilling workshops and a sweeping Expo floor bustling with agriculture education and industry opportunities,” FFA National Convention is explained as a “Life-Changing Experience” on their website, www.ffa.org.

MVCTC Main Campus – 100 students attended the National Convention & Expo

• The MVCTC FFA Vet Science Team of Josie Zamora (Alumni Wayne High School 2017), Hannah Walters (Alumni Vandalia High School 2017), and current seniors Logan Williams (Brookville High School) and Elainie Prater (Northmont High School) competed in the National FFA Vet Science CDE and earned a silver emblem. The National FFA Veterinary Science CDE is a competitive event that tests the participant’s ability to apply veterinary science knowledge and skill in practical settings as well as identify breeds, parasites and equipment. Participants also complete a written exam and respond to scenario questions about current topics in the veterinary industry. Teams present to a panel of judges about the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary team in a variety of situations involving patients from companion animal to large animal. Teams competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

• 2017 MVCTC Vet Science Alumnus, Hannah Walters from Vandalia-Butler placed 21st out of 174 participants in the National Vet Science CDE.

Milton-Union– 10 students attended the National Convention & Expo

Mississinawa Valley – 8 students attended the National Convention & Expo

• The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). American FFA Degree Recipient – Kasey Hummel.

National Trail– 16 students attended the National Convention & Expo

• The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). American FFA Degree Recipients – Sean Drew, Suzanne Kimball, Chloe Studebaker, Danielle Thomas.

• Two Star Chapter Award – National FFA Star Chapter Awards – Chapters that receive a gold rating by their state FFA associations are eligible to compete for National FFA 3-star, 2-star or 1-star ratings. Each chapter that competes for these awards will receive a multi-year plaque and a spur designating their 3-star, 2-star or 1-star rating. They will receive additional spurs for each year they compete and receive a rating from the National FFA Organization. Chapters that receive a national 3-star chapter rating will be eligible to compete for the chapters that receive a national 3-star chapter rating will be eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter Awards, Models of Excellence and Middle School Models of Excellence Awards.

Tri-County North– 16 students attended the National Convention & Expo

Tri-Village– 16 students attended the National Convention & Expo

• The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). American FFA Degree Recipient – Riley Hollinger.

Twin Valley South – 13 students attended the National Convention & Expo

Valley View –9 students attended the National Convention & Expo

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

Contributed photo MVCTC FFA Vet Science Team of Josie Zamora (Alumni Wayne High School 2017), Hannah Walters (Alumni Vandalia High School 2017), and current seniors Logan Williams (Brookville High School) and Elainie Prater (Northmont High School) competed in the National FFA Vet Science CDE and earned a silver emblem.
http://www.hhcourier.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/11/web1_VetScienceTeam.jpgContributed photo MVCTC FFA Vet Science Team of Josie Zamora (Alumni Wayne High School 2017), Hannah Walters (Alumni Vandalia High School 2017), and current seniors Logan Williams (Brookville High School) and Elainie Prater (Northmont High School) competed in the National FFA Vet Science CDE and earned a silver emblem.

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