Manor FFA Students Win Career Development Awards in Regional Competition – Penn Manor School District
Several Manor FFA members ranked among the top 10 in the region at the Eastern Regional Career Development Event held on April 25 at the Lebanon Valley Exposition Center and Fairgrounds.
Penn Manor students competed against other FFA members from Lancaster, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, and Schuylkill counties, in addition to other schools.
In the floriculture competition, Manor FFA member Leah Hess placed 1st in the region and 1st in Lancaster County; Carly Railing placed 4th and 2ndn/a; Vita Failla placed 6th and 3rdrd; Molly Gehr placed 13th and 5thand; Jeanette Kneisley placed 15th and 6thand; and Olivia Malpica placed 32nd and 12th.
Floriculture The competition included a general knowledge test and participants had to make a small centerpiece, a corsage or pin-up bodice and a potted planter containing up to three plants. They also had to identify plants, tools and diseases and how to treat/control them.
Livestock judging Team member Chloe Perry placed 1st in the region and 1st in Lancaster County; Logan Broderick ranked 8and in the region and 2n/a in the county; Zeke Smith placed 22nd and 6th; Emma French placed 27th and 10th; and Jenna Smith placed 41st and 14and.
The livestock judging competition included a general knowledge test and participants had to judge three classes of breeding stock (heifers, goats, ewes) and four classes of market animals (goats, steers, lambs and pigs).
Poultry team member Derek Thomas placed 5th in the region and 1st in Lancaster County; Brenna Moon placed 7th and 2ndn/a; Layne Perry placed 8th and 3rdrd; and Kendall Hohenwarter placed 17th and 6th.
The poultry competition included a general knowledge test and participants had to assess boneless and boneless poultry products, classify the inside and outside of eggs, and classify a class of ready-to-cook carcasses.
veterinary science team member Lizzy Strickler placed 16th in the region and 4th in Lancaster County; Trinity Mowery placed 50th and 12thand; Kiah McComsey placed 79th and 18thand; and Kyler Hunnell placed 80th and 19th.
The veterinary science competition included general knowledge and math exams and the identification of dog and cat breeds, livestock breeds, tools and parasites. Team members were also expected to demonstrate proper animal management techniques.
Congratulations to these students.