Saturday, December 15, 2012

Agriculture Students Win FFA Contest

The Regional Agriculture Science & Technology Program at Middletown High

A team of four Middletown High Agriculture Science and Technology students won first place at the 2012-2013 Connecticut FFA Forestry Career Development Event contest held at the Lockwood Farm campus of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, CT on December 6th.

Maria Cherry and Stephanie Vopelak, both of Middletown, were joined by Liam Mellaly of Clinton, and Kyle Amtmanis of East Hampton. The Forestry Career Development Event evaluates students’ knowledge of forest management practices, tree identification and measurement, and industry safety standards. The city team will represent the state in regional and national competitions this fall, at the 2013 Big E Eastern States Exposition and National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY.

All agriculture students are members of the Mattabeset FFA Chapter, the youth leadership organization associated with the Middletown Agriculture Science and Technology program based at the High School.

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