Grassland FFA enjoyed another year of achievement at the Pa. FFA Summer Convention and Career Development Events. Grassland FFA came away with three individual state champions: Ethan Yoder, Aquatic Resources; Grant Sauder, Poultry Evaluation and Derick Weaver, Wildlife. William Horning, Poultry and Jenna Diehl, Wildlife finished 2nd in the state. Holly Schnader was the State Proficiency Award winner in Equine Placement.
In team competition the team of Ethan Yoder, Colin Wenger, Derick Weaver and Nathan Moyer won the Environmental Natural Resources Competition. The Poultry Team of William Horning, Austin Mueller, Laura Snader and Andrea Weaver were also earned the state championship. Due to their placing at the state level Grant Sauder and Jenna Diehl will be competing with their respective teams at National which will be held in Louisville, KY in October. The Forestry team of Ben Martin, Nathan Phillips, Bethany Sauder, Jessica Zimmerman, placed 3rd in the state.
Bob Lauffer, FFA Advisor, who retired July 1 stated, “I was really proud of these members for working so hard to achieve their goals. It was fun for me to see them achieve at such a high level in my last convention as their advisor.” Lauffer and the teams recently celebrated the achievement by going to a local steakhouse for dinner, a Grassland FFA tradition.