Amy Claire et al. standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera

Milford FFA Chapter Wins at Delaware FFA State Convention!

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines

Amy Claire et al. standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera

Milford FFA members showing off their plaques and certificates for all of their achievements they won at the state convention

The Milford FFA Chapter brought 23 students to participate in the 92nd Delaware FFA State Convention that was held at Delaware State Fairgrounds on March 8th-9th, 2022. 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.

Hannah Haigh was elected to serve as a 2022- 2023 Delaware FFA State Officer in the role of State Sentinel. Hannah is our current FFA Chapter President and has competed in countless FFA events, community service opportunities and contests. As a Delaware FFA State Officer, Hannah will be traveling across the state working with more than 4,000 Delaware FFA members in facilitating workshops and advocating for our organization and agricultural education. Hannah is the first Delaware State Officer from Milford FFA in 12 years!

Four 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; Natalie Armstrong, Beau Davis, Hannah Haigh and Sundene Lodge.

Miranda Walker, a 2021 graduate of Milford received approval to continue to submit her application to receive her American FFA Degree from the National FFA Organization. As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. We wish Miranda good luck as she submits her application to the National FFA and Organization.

Alexis Wright 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 2022-2023 Delaware FFA State Officers. Thank you Alexis for your hard work at the convention!

Four Milford FFA members helped with the Day of Service Project for the Delaware FFA State Convention. Julia Popelas, Mikayla Hinson, Tabitha Lenhart and Sabrina Kadow helped pack meals for Delaware Veterans and Brae’s Brown Bags.

The Milford FFA had 17 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 placed from each competition.

Prepared Public Speaking

Anya Phillips – 1st place (Anya will be traveling to the Big E and National FFA Convention this fall to compete regionally and nationally.)

Employability Skills

Natalie Armstrong – 1st place (Natalie will be traveling to the Big E and National FFA Convention this fall to compete regionally and nationally.)

Matthew Sacks – 4th place

Extemporaneous Speaking

Veronika Moore – 2nd place

Mason Foxwell – 5th place

Farm Business Management – 3rd place team

Kolin Thompson – 8th place individual

Ezra Sharp – 9th place individual

Amber Potter

Victoria Wilson

Milk Quality and Products – 6th place team

Elizabeth Geyer

Jacob Wilkins

Austin Burgholzer

Austin Wilson

Agricultural Sales – 7th place team

Colin O’Connor

Nathan Fausnaught

Sofia Lopez

Beau Davis

Overall, FFA brought home many awards and is excited to continue all of their hard work in the future. The FFA Advisors are Caitlin Rozell, McKenzie Hardy and Joshua Bethard.

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