Milford High School FFA chapter wins during Delaware FFA state convention

Milford FFA members show off their plaques and certificates for all of their achievements they won at the state convention.

The Milford FFA Chapter brought 30 students to participate in the Delaware FFA State Convention that was held at Delaware State University March 11 and 12.

Milford FFA students competed against more than 700 other FFA members from all across the state in Career Development Events, Leadership Development Events as well as were involved in leadership workshops and community service projects while attending the convention.

Three FFA members from Milford’s group were awarded their Delaware FFA State Degree which requires members to participate in a wide variety of state and chapter FFA events, complete at least two agriculture classes and take part in over 25 hours of community service. Allie Davis, Alison Nordberg and Brianna Reynolds received this high award. Alison also received the State Star in Agricultural Placement which is awarded to the one FFA member in the state who has excelled the most in their FFA experiences throughout high school. Alison will be traveling to the Big E in the fall to compete for the Regional Star in Agricultural Placement.

This year three Milford FFA members (L to R: Brianna Reynolds, Alison Nordberg, Allie Davis) were awarded their Delaware FFA State Degrees.

Two FFA members from Milford received proficiency awards which is a reflection of years of hard work they put into their supervised agricultural experience projects they completed while taking agriculture classes.

Harley Lardner received a first place proficiency award in Diversified Livestock Placement and Julia Adams received a second place proficiency award in Dairy Cattle Placement. Harley’s proficiency will move on to compete at the National FFA level over the summer.

Julie Walls from the Milford FFA served as the Nominating Committee member for the Delaware FFA Association State Officer Selection Committee. She was tasked with spending countless hours interviewing and listening to State Officer Candidates and selected the 2019-2020 Delaware FFA State Officers.

Six Milford FFA members traveled to the Delaware Ag Museum to help with the Day of Service Project for state convention. Curtis Sharp, Sarah Hastings, Julia Adams, Allie Davis, Harley Lardner and Kayla Jefferson helped pack meals for Delaware Veterans and clean up the Ag Museum to prepare for their upcoming benefit.

Milford FFA members excited to head into the last session and see how they placed in their competitions! (Pictured L to R) Back row: Hannah Haigh, Veronika Moore, Brianna Reynolds and Sundene Lodge. Front row: Kayla Jefferson and Charlese Price.

The Milford FFA had 23 FFA members compete in either Career Development Events or Leadership Development Events which are various competitions within the FFA. The following list is all of the FFA members placing from each competition.

Prepared Public Speaking

Hannah Haigh – 1st place (Hannah will be traveling to the Big E and National FFA Convention this fall to compete regionally and nationally.)

Meat Evaluation and Technology – 2nd place team

Curtis Sharp – 1st place individual

Sarah Hastings – 8th place individual

Mary Torbert

Parliamentary Procedure – 3rd place team

Jacob Smith

Ashlyn Welch

Miranda Walker

Sarah Stevenson

Gabby Etheridge

Sarah Hudson

Sarah Hastings and Curtis Sharp show off their second place plaque and individual placings with their FFA Advisor Mr. Stahl who coached them in the Meat Evaluation contest.

Extemporaneous Speaking

Veronika Moore – 4th place

Agricultural Sales – 4th place team

Adam Bitler – 10th place individual

Dalton Nordberg

Jacob Wiley

Tyler Ayers

Agricultural Communications – 5th place team

Brooke Davis – 8th place individual

Beau Davis

Katelyn Watson

Abbey Allen

Employability Skills

Charlese Price – 5th place

Brianna Reynolds – 6th place


Creed Speaking

Sundene Lodge – 8th place

Milk Quality and Products

Jon Walls

Hali Sapp

Brady Kish

Alison Nordberg

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