Williamsburg FFA Chapter
February 23, 2023
WHAT THE CHAPTER HAS DONE OVER THE LAST YEAR
The Williamsburg FFA had an eventful spring in 2022. Students were busy studying for the County and State Envirothon Contests in April and May. The month of May also brought the Ag in the Classroom Program for the elementary students. In June, seven students competed at the PA FFA activities week in ag mechanics, milk quality and products and tractor driving. Over the summer, chapter members exhibited animals at the dairy show and livestock show and sale. Once school resumed in the fall, students attended the PA FFA Fall Leadership Conference, competed in the Blair County Land Judging Contest and made flowers for homecoming. Students sold fruit, had a Christmas party and made 15 tie-blankets for Family Services, Inc. In January, members attended the PA FFA Mid-Winter Convention to receive their Keystone Degrees and first year jackets. In February, students attended the ACES Conference in Harrisburg.
WHAT AWARDS HAVE STUDENTS WON
2022 Blair Bedford Fulton Area Degree – Ivan Brubaker, Rowan Gorsuch, Billie Harnish, Wyatt Heeter, Ayla Hileman, Kara Lansberry, Luke Uplinger
2023 Keystone Degrees – Justin Brubaker, Evan James, Cole Nicewonger, Cody Ross, Elijah Shultz, Brian Weidel
2023 First Year Jackets – Evan Becker, Kassie Mingle, Zachary Shock, Payton Walters
LIST OF CHAPTER OFFICERS
President – Justin Brubaker
Vice-President – Elijah Shultz
Secretary – Kara Lansberry
Treasurer – Billie Harnish
Sentinel – Luke Uplinger
Reporter – Ayla Hileman
Chaplain – Ivan Brubaker
Student Advisor – Cole Nicewonger
WHAT PLANS ARE AHEAD FOR THE CHAPTER
To celebrate National FFA Week, students will be cooking breakfast for the teachers and having a Minute to Win It tournament. A group will attend the State Legislative Leadership Conference in Harrisburg. Several students will be preparing speeches for the upcoming contests. Students are also looking forward to Ag in the Classroom, Chapter Banquet, and the State FFA Activities Week.
NUMBER OF AG STUDENTS
There are 50 students enrolled in agriculture courses this year.