FFA comes back from activities week at Penn State with awards
FFA comes back from activities week at Penn State with awards
Brit Milazzo
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Calling his reactions “elated,” Bald Eagle Area High School ag teacher and FFA adviser Todd Biddle announced results of FFA activity week held this year at Penn State. It includes several individual recognitions, honors and medals and more. Three students also passed their state review for their American Degree. They will be publically named in August once the National FFA board approves it.


National Chapter application: Gold
*Chapters that meet gold merit are no longer placed; however, the gold is what qualifies you to move to national level.  

Chapter Scrapbook: Gold
*Special thanks to BEA student Calvin Dechow for his work on this project. It will be in the FFA scrapbook contest at the Centre county Grange Encampment and Fair.

Dairy Herd Management and Evaluation CDE: Gold, Calvin Dechow

Floriculture CDE: Gold, Drew Koleno

Senior Prepared Public Speaking CDE: Silver, Ashton Julian

Marketing plan: Fourth-place -- Rebecca Dean, Haley Hoover and Samantha Trigg.

Dairy Herd Management and Evaluation: Fourth-place -- Calvin Dechow, Clayton Liner, Joseph Shawley and Taylor Zimmerman.

Floriculture: Sixth-place -- Ashlee Gill, Mackenzie Hockenberry, Drew Koleno and Kylie Swartz.

Community Recognition
-Jeff Miles, Honorary Member State FFA Association
-William and Kathy Vargo, Honorary Member State FFA Association
-Valley Ace Hardware, Citation Award PA FFA

Earlier in the spring during another FFA Area Competition, the Bald Eagle Area FFA team won three of four contests.

Aquatics: First-place, Cameron Cody

Interview: First-place, Autumn Tobias; third-place, Caleb Cain; fifth-place, Aaron Kline

Floriculture: First-place, Drew Koleno; second-place, Madelyn Bailey and Judah Eveleth; fifth-place, Colton Rigg