FFA Heading to Nationals in Indianopolis
The Woodbury FFA (For the Future of Agriculture) chapter located at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury will be sending 7 state-winning CDE Judging teams in October to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Because the Woodbury FFA members won first place and qualified in 7 different state FFA judging contests during the past school year, there are 42 students from the Woodbury chapter who will attend the 92nd National FFA Convention. The Woodbury FFA chapter is the only chapter in the country out of over 7,600 FFA chapters to be sending 7 teams to Nationals from the same chapter in the same year.
The state-winning teams that qualified to go to nationals are:
- Dairy Judging
- Veterinary Science
- Conduct of Chapter Meetings
- Parliamentary Procedure
- Meats Evaluation
- Quiz Bowl
In addition, the chapter is sending one student who was selected to be in the National FFA Band, and one student to compete in the National FFA Talent Show, after each student submitted a multitude of audition tapes. The chapter is also proud to be sending Connecticut's National Officer Candidate, Megan Davenport, who will participate in interviews, tests, and other scenarios against over 40 other representatives to become one of next year's National FFA Officers. There are seven additional graduates who will be coming down later in the week to receive their FFA American Degree, the highest degree awarded to FFA students. It is a difficult honor to achieve, with less than 1% of all FFA members across the country receiving it.
The Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut is one of the largest and most successful Agriscience programs in the state and the Woodbury FFA chapter has a long history of being one of the largest and most successful FFA chapters in the country.
For more information, please call Edward Belinsky, Agriscience Program Director at (203) 266-4038
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