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Future Farmers of America (FFA) students from Shenandoah County Public Schools participated in the 96th Virginia FFA State Convention, held at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg June 27-30.

SCPS FFA chapters and students have received numerous recognitions and awards. Individual school reports from the 2022 Virginia FFA State Convention are below.

Middle school applicants are awarded based on the Danish award system, which means that each child receives a blue, red or yellow ribbon.

State winners will represent Virginia at the FFA National Convention Oct. 26-29 in Indianapolis.

North Fork High School

Dara Booher, Advisor

Chapter Rewards

Upper Chapter

National Chapter — Silver Ranking

Public Relations — Silver Rating

State FFA Career Development Events

Small animal — 4th top team

Nic Haggerty – Blue Ribbon, 1st High Individual (88 contestants)

Blue Ribbon: Laila Stanley, Cameron Budzinski

Yellow Ribbon: Zach Povlish

Quiz Bowl – 1st overall in team tournament, 2nd in written test

Marcus Bowley placed in the top 10% of the written test, which allowed him to participate in the trial portion, where he won 1st and a partially paid trip to the National Convention.

Blue Ribbon: Marcus Bowley, Cameron Budzinski, Carter Heishman, Hunner Gregoire

Agricultural science mechanics

Blue Ribbon: Lilly Grove

Red Ribbon: Carter Heishman

Yellow Ribbon: Zach Povlish, Hunner Gregoire

Food and fiber

Calie Conrad – Blue Ribbon, 2nd High Individual (52 participants)

Yellow ribbon: Anthony Vetter, Jasmine Giliard

plant sciences

Blue ribbon: Lilly Grove, Rhiannon Barr

Yellow Ribbon: Abby Newton

Members of the courtesy corps

Carter Heishman, Zach Povlish, Rhiannon Barr, Laila Stanley, Aubrey Dellinger, Hunner Gregoire, Marcus Bowley, Abby Newton, Cameron Budzinski

To delegate

Aubrey Dellinger Marcus Bowley

Mountain View High School

Advisors: Tarinda Showman and Jay Jarrett

State FFA Career Development Events

Avian Bowl—1st Place Team

Maggie Eaton — 2nd Level Individual

Hannah Poole – 4th individual level

Karlei Baker – 9th individual level

Milk quality — 7th top team

Olivia Dellinger, Allie Pool, Evan Simmons, Reilly Olinger

Agronomy – 7th Superior Team

Houston Kibler, Ethan Showman, Christian Dellinger, Trey Heishman

talent show

Garrett Custer 5th place

Virginia FFA Diplomas

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Jacey Shelton

Garrett Custer

Central Campus

Peter Muhlenberg College

Advisor: Ambrosia Church

Chapter Rewards

Superior National Chapter

Bronze rating in public relations

100% membership

State FFA Career Development Events

Agriscience Technology Mechanics – 10th top team

Jed Cook – Blue Ribbon, 5th High Individual

Red Ribbon: Justin Fletcher, Kolten Helsley

Yellow Ribbon: Porter Kibler

Food and fibers — 6th secondary team

Tavion Dodson – Blue Ribbon, 12th High Individual

Red Ribbon: Justin Fletcher, Tyler Raines

Yellow Ribbon: Porter Kibler

plant science

Red Ribbon: Dean Schlich and Riley Smith

Quiz Bowl – 2nd place in orals, 9th place in exam score

Red Ribbon: Skylar Montgomery, Hailey Waybright

Yellow Ribbon: Grace Bushong, Anna Ritenour

Small animal care — 9th secondary team

Hailey Waybright – Blue Ribbon, 10th Individual Level

Blue Ribbon: Bridgett Stiefel

Yellow Ribbon: Emmalee Clark, Natalie Lambert

talk about creed

Anna Ritenour – 3rd High Individual

Ag Mechanics Jr – 8th secondary team

Jed Cook – 15th Individual High

Grant Bowman, Justin Fletcher, Porter Kibler

Central High School

Advisors: Sherry Heishman and Mandy Curry

Chapter Rewards

National Chapter Gold Ranking

One of the top 15 chapters in the state

Northern Region Winner for the Building Our Communities and Growing Leaders Division

Best General Chapter in the North Zone

State Chapter Forestry and Wildlife Award Winner

gold in public relations

Top chapter ranking

100% membership

Virginia State Star in Agricultural Science

The Virginia State Star Awards represent the best of the best from nearly 200 state FFA diploma recipients. Award finalists have mastered skills in production, finance, management and/or research.

Ella Toothman has been named a State Star in Agriscience and will represent Virginia at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in September.

Leadership Development Events

Agricultural Communications – State Winning Team

Michele Mickelwait — 2nd individual level

Ella Toothman – 4th individual level

Reagan Bowman – 6th individual level

William Eberly – 8th individual level

Prepared public speaking

Michele Mickelwait – 3rd Individual High

State FFA Career Development Events

Agricultural mechanics

Samuel Dysart, Dale Foltz, Tucker Markley, Noah Spence

Environmental natural resources

Ben Walters – High Individual

Trey Reynolds – 3rd individual level

Zach Cooper – 5th Individual High

Taylor Jennelle

Meat Evaluation and Technology – 2nd Senior Team

Bailey Sheetz, Jera Cook, Graham Roulston, Reagan Bowman

Soil Judgment – 2nd Upper Team

Graham Roulston, Zach Cooper, Jera Cook, Ryan Mickelwait

State Skill Winners

The skill award is based on the student-supervised agricultural experience program.

Michele Mickelwait won the equine placement award.

Ella Toothman won the Integrated Agriscience Award.

Agro-scientific fair

Michele Mickewait won the state competition and received a gold rating in category five of the animal science division.

Ella Toothman won the state competition and received a gold rating in category five of the electrical, structural and engineering systems division.

Virginia FFA Diplomas

Archer Regan

Michele Mickelwait

Parker Sheetz

Ella Toothman

Jacob Walters

North Campus

Signal Knob Middle School

Advisor: Dakota Stroud

Chapter Rewards

Northern Region Junior Star Chapter

Virginia Chapter Top Ranking

Virginia Chapter Gold Ranking

100% Membership Chapter Price

PR Golden Chapter Ranking

Public speaking leadership development event prepared for juniors

Luci Toman – Northern Region Winner, Virginia Third High Individual

State FFA Career Development Events

Agroscience mechanics at college – Secondary 8 team

Blue Ribbon: Sophia Tefft, Gatlin Strosnider

Red Ribbon: Lydia Mochoruk, William Welch

Alternates: Piper Dellinger, Kadiatou Diallo

Middle School Quiz Bowl – 4th high team in the written test, 3rd high team in the oral test

The top 10% of contest entrants had the opportunity to enter an essay contest to win a partially paid trip to the FFA National Convention and Expo held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two SKMS representatives participated in the essay contest: Luci Toman and Tadeo Bunch.

Blue ribbon: Luci Toman, Tadeo Bunch

Red ribbon: Mateo Bunch, Olivia Fisher

Alternates: Alexis Wood, Mia Schneider

Junior Agricultural Mechanics — 3rd Secondary Team

Tadeo Bunch – 10th High Individual

Lily Riffle – 9th individual level

Ben White

Sadie Lineweaver

College Small Animal Care

Red Ribbon: Ella Mochoruk

Yellow Ribbon: Landon Bowers, Piper Dellinger

Courtesy Corps Representatives

Piper Dellinger, Kadiatou Diallo, Alexis Wood, Mia Schneider

Strasbourg High School

Advisors: Abbi Copp and Brian Fisher

Strasbourg High School students helped set up five two-day middle school career development events, attended five business sessions at Burruss Hall, and participated in the first-ever Careers and Opportunities Expo at Lane Stadium.

Chapter Rewards

Upper Chapter Gold Ranking

Gold Rating Public Relations Award

Virginia FFA Diplomas

Joel Gessner

Shalyn Keeler

Danielle Rinker

Discussion meeting with young people

Shalyn Keeler

Representative of the courtesy body

Jake Curry

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