Two Delaware chapters and five individuals of the Future Farmers of America brought home national awards from Springfield, Massachusetts.
They were winners at The Big E, an annual event that begins on the second Friday after Labor Day.
Delaware FFA members competed in 16 career and leadership development events as well as the Agriscience Fair.
Jennae Overton from Middletown FFA in Appo won first place in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Event.
Lake Forest’s team took home the gold in the Agriculture Issues Event.
Odessa’s team scored first place in the Floriculture Event.
In addition to competing in the events, three Delaware FFA members participated in the regionalsStars selection process.
Cole Murphy from Lake Forest was selected as the Eastern Regional Star Farmer.
Faith Hewes from Smyrna was selected as the Eastern Regional Star in Agriscience, and Roarie Glen-Russum, also from Smyrna, was selected as a finalist for the Eastern Regional Star in Agricultural Placement.
Members who conducted Agriscience Fair projects were also recognized for their efforts, and Sanaa McDonald from William Penn FFA in Colonial School District was awarded the top prize.
Delaware FFA is a career and technical student organization for students pursuing careers in agriculture, food, natural resources and other related career fields.
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
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