FCPS Students Excel at Maryland FFA Convention

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The Maryland FFA Association held its 94th state convention in Frederick. Many students from Frederick County won awards and were honored for their hard work and dedication to the field of agriculture.

Top teams and individuals in career and leadership development were announced; first-place honorees will advance to represent Maryland in the National FFA competitions this fall.

Award winners include:

  • Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems: 1st Team- Walkersville High
  • Agronomy: 1st Team- Walkersville High
  • Floriculture: 1st Team- Linganore High
  • Milk Quality & Products: 1st Team- Walkersville High
  • Veterinary Science: 1st Team- Tuscarora High
  • Forestry: 1st Team- Linganore High
  • Horse Evaluation: 1st Team- Middletown High
  • Agricultural Issues Forum: 1st Team- Catoctin High
  • Agricultural Sales: 1st Team- Catoctin High
  • Marketing Plan: 1st Team- Catoctin High
  • Parliamentary Procedure: 1st Team- Linganore High
  • Poultry Evaluation: 1st Team- Walkersville High
  • Creed Speaking: 1st- Sierra Howell, Linganore High
  • Senior Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st- Kendall Abruzzese, Catoctin High
  • Senior Prepared Speaking: 1st- Brianna Bongard, Middletown High
  • Talent: 1st- Shea Cencula, Linganore High

During the convention, FFA members were recognized for their accomplishments and participation in the Maryland association:

State Star Greenhand Award: Annalise Abruzzese, Catoctin FFA Chapter

State FFA Proficiency Award Gold Winners:

  • Agricultural Processing & Goat Production- Shea Cencula, Linganore High
  • Diversified Horticulture- Alana Baye, Linganore High
  • Specialty Animal Production- Louis Held, Brunswick High
  • Honorary American FFA Degree: Greg Stull, Agriculture Teacher, Walkersville High

Through the Maryland FFA, teacher workshops, scholarships, grants, mobile labs and revenues from the ag tag license plate, the organization pursues its mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of the importance of agriculture in everyone’s lives.