Milford FFA Wins at Delaware Convention

Mar 18 2019 /

The Milford FFA Chapter brought 30 students to participate in the Delaware FFA State Convention that was held at Delaware State University on March 11th-12th, 2019. Milford FFA students competed against over 700 other FFA members from all across the state in Career Development Events, Leadership Development Events as well as were involved in leadership workshops and community service projects while attending the convention.

Three FFA members from Milford FFA were awarded their Delaware FFA State Degree which requires FFA members to participate in a wide variety of state and chapter FFA events, complete at least two agriculture classes, and take part in over 25 hours of community service. The following Milford FFA members received this high award; Allie Davis, Alison Nordberg and Brianna Reynolds. Alison Nordberg also received the State Star in Agricultural Placement which is awarded to the one FFA member in the state who has excelled the most in their FFA experiences throughout high school. Alison will be traveling to the Big E in the fall to compete for the Regional Star in Agricultural Placement.

Two FFA members from Milford received proficiency awards which is a reflection of years of hard work they put into their supervised agricultural experience projects they completed while taking agriculture classes. Harley Lardner received a first place proficiency award in Diversified Livestock Placement and Julia Adams received a second place proficiency award in Dairy Cattle Placement. Harley’s proficiency will move on to compete at the National FFA level over the summer.

Julie Walls from the Milford FFA served as the Nominating Committee member for the Delaware FFA Association State Officer Selection Committee. She was tasked with spending countless hours interviewing and listening to State Officer Candidates and selected the 2019-2020 Delaware FFA State Officers. Thank you Julie for your hard work at the convention.

Six Milford FFA members traveled to the Delaware Ag Museum to help with the Day of Service Project for state convention. Curtis Sharp, Sarah Hastings, Julia Adams, Allie Davis Harley Lardner and Kayla Jefferson helped pack meals for Delaware Veterans and clean up the Ag Museum to prepare for their upcoming benefit.

The Milford FFA had 23 FFA members compete in either Career Development Events or Leadership Development Events which are various competitions within the FFA. The following list is all of the FFA members placing from each competition:

Prepared Public Speaking
Hannah Haigh – 1st place (Hannah will be traveling to the Big E and National FFA Convention this fall to compete regionally and nationally.)

Meat Evaluation and Technology – 2nd place team
Curtis Sharp – 1st place individual
Sarah Hastings – 8th place individual
Mary Torbert

Parliamentary Procedure – 3rd place team
Jacob Smith
Ashlyn Welch
Miranda Walker
Sarah Stevenson
Gabby Etheridge
Sarah Hudson

Extemporaneous Speaking
Veronika Moore – 4th place

Agricultural Sales – 4th place team
Adam Bitler – 10th place individual
Dalton Nordberg
Jacob Wiley
Tyler Ayers

Agricultural Communications – 5th place team
Brooke Davis – 8th place individual
Beau Davis
Katelyn Watson
Abbey Allen

Employability Skills
Charlese Price – 5th place
Brianna Reynolds – 6th place

Creed Speaking
Sundene Lodge – 8th place

Milk Quality and Products
Jon Walls
Hali Sapp
Brady Kish
Alison Nordberg

Overall Milford FFA brought home many awards and is very excited to continue all of their hard work in the future.

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