Twenty-two Pettisville FFA members attended the 88th Ohio FFA Convention, May 5- 6, in Columbus.
State convention consists of five sessions. Awards are given to state winners, there are motivational speakers, and members attend the career trade show.
Some members toured the Food Science and Entomology labs at The Ohio State University.
Six competed in the Agriscience Fair. Jacob Dennis, Gretchen Lee, Jordan Skates, Jessie McWatters, Dalton Myers, and Kayla Wyse all received gold ratings in their divisions and categories. Dennis, Skates, McWatters, Myers and Wyse earning first places, as well.
They will forward their papers to the National FFA for competition.
Three competed in proficiency areas. Hannah Meller received fourth place in Agriscience Research-Integrated, Dennis received second in Agriscience Research- Plant Systems, and Justin Nofziger received first place in Diversified Agricultural Production.
Meller was also a finalist for Ohio Star in Agriscience. Nofziger will forward his application to national competition.
Lynnsey Crouch, Dennis, and Nofziger received the State FFA Degree, given to around 3% of total FFA membership.
In order to receive the degree, they had to meet certain requirements for number of hours worked and money earned from their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects, as well as have strong FFA, school and community participation.
In addition, Michael Lane, PHS principal, received the Honorary State FFA Degree.
Crouch was recognized for the gold rating on her treasurer’s book and Skates was recognized for the gold rating on her secretary’s book.
The chapter was recognized for donating to CROP Church World Services and the Ohio FFA Foundation Trust Fund.–Jacob Dennis, reporter