MVCTC students attend FFA national convention

INDIANAPOLIS — The 90th National FFA Convention and Expo was held in Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 25-28. As one of the largest providers of agriculture education in the state, MVCTC had over 250 FFA students attend the National Convention.

MVCTC provides agriculture education to over 1,000 middle and high school students in the Miami Valley. This includes middle and high school programs at 12 satellite locations and high school junior and senior programs in six career areas on the main campus in Englewood.

Miami East

Twenty-one Miami East students attended the National Convention and Expo.

• The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). American FFA Degree Recipients – Emily Beal, Daniel Everett, Stephanie Millhouse, Levi Reid, Hunter Sharp.

• National Agriscience Fair Participants — Kylie Blair and Jessica Gillum, national finalists.

• National FFA Proficiency Finalists — Katie Bendickson, top four finalist in the area of Agricultural Sales-Entrepreneurship.

• National FFA Proficiency Finalists — Maci Krites, top four finalist in the area of Agricultural Mechanical Design and Fabrication.

• National FFA Proficiency Finalists — Alyssa Westgerdes, top four finalist in the area of Specialty Crop Production.

• Three Star Chapter Award — Chapters that receive a gold rating by their state FFA associations are eligible to compete for National FFA three-star, two-star or one-star ratings. Each chapter that competes for these awards will receive a multi-year plaque and a spur designating their rating. They will receive additional spurs for each year they compete and receive a rating from the National FFA Organization. Chapters that receive a national three-star chapter rating will be eligible to compete for the National Premier Chapter Awards, Models of Excellence and Middle School Models of Excellence Awards.

Ten Milton-Union students also attended the National Convention and Expo.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

What started almost 50 years ago as the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School (JVS) has transformed into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC). While the name has changed, the mission remains the same. MVCTC is dedicated to providing training for in-demand jobs and college-readiness skills for high school and adult students across Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties.

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