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Stockbridge Valley Students Excel at the NYS FFA Convention

SVCS FFA students Nineteen Stockbridge Valley CSD students honed their skills at the Syracuse On Center during this years’ NYS FFA Convention on May 2-4.

More than 1,500 FFA members, advisors and honored guests from across the state gather for this annual event to hear inspiring presentations from peers and agricultural professionals, expand their knowledge during workshops and tours by exploring different fields in the agricultural industry, and networking with agricultural business professionals and colleges during the Career Engagement Expo.

Austin Nolley - 1st place Sr. Extemporaneous Speaking will be competing at Nationals in October.

Agricultural Communications Team placed 2nd

  • Ethan Smith placed 3rd
  • Michael Wagner placed 6th
  • Adriene Bryon placed 7th
  • Emma Copperwheat placed 8th

Parliamentary Procedure Team placed 2nd and will be competing at the Big E in September:
Austin Nolley, Rebecca Ax, Adriene Byron, Logan Godaire, Ethan Smith, Alex Smith and Abby Smith.

Madison Nolley - 3rd in Jr. People In Agriculture and received a SAE Grant

Tristen Ellerbruch - 8thindividual in Jr. Tool Identification

Jr. Quiz Bowl was 3rd with Amanda Brown, Myah LaFave, Abby Smith and Alexis Mazzye

Sam Smith received his Proficiency in Poultry

Michael Wagner received his Proficiency in Agricultural Processing and will be heading to Nationals for additional ranking.

Megan Lamb received her Proficiency in Specialty Crops and will be heading to Nationals for additional ranking.

Rebecca Ax was elected District 5 President

Michael Wagner received his Empire degree (photo below)

Michael Andrews received his Empire degree (photo below)

Agriculture teachers and FFA advisors, Erin Smith and Patty Waldron who coordinate the program, were also at the convention. “Our students did exceptionally well and some of them will be competing on the national level,” said Smith.


Empire degree