FFA Members Attend Conference
Several McConnellsburg FFA members attended FFA’s summer convention June 14-16 to compete in various contests and to take part in conference sessions where the new FFA Pennsylvania state officers were elected. In addition, one FFA member from Warfordsburg FFA attended the conference with them.
Conrad Glazier competed in the Safe Tractor Driving competition and was also recognized Wednesday night as the South Central Regional finalist for his Supervised Agriculture Achievement work in Dairy Production.
Emily Wenschhof competed in the talent competition, placed second and entertained the audience with her rendition of “Angel”. Emily also sang the national anthem to open the session on Thursday morning.
Four members, Ashley Penwell, Grace Youngblood, Sara Wenschhof and Emily Wenschhof, competed in a Small Animal Veterinary skills contest, where they identified various breeds of dogs, cats and other small animals as well as demonstrated their skills in how to prepare a surgical pack and fold a surgical gown. Tim Mottern from Warfordsburg also competed.
Courtney Deshong competed in livestock judging, while Kirsten Mellott, Ryan Fisher and Tyler Long competed in agriculture sales.
“It was a great time,” stated McConnellsburg member Courtney Deshong. “It’s fun to meet FFA members from all over the state.” “I’m really going to miss coming to this conference,” stated graduated senior, Kirsten Mellott. “I’ve gone for the past three years. It is fun.”