On June 12-14th 2018 , ten Littlestown FFA members participated in the 89th annual State FFA Convention held at University Park, Pennsylvania.
Members participated in two different Career Development Events (CDE’s) , Forestry and Horse Evaluation. The Forestry team took 1st place Gold out of the 9 participating teams. Team members include 1st place gold individual Jeremiah Koontz, Billy Brown 4th place individual- gold medalist, Josh Kehne 5th place individual- silver medalist, and Austin Golden 20th place individual. Other forestry participants include 14th place-bronze medalist James Rollins, 30th place Brady Arndt, and 47th place Colby Snyder. First place Jeremiah Koontz also won $100 in prize money and a plaque for his 1st place effort.
By having the 1st place Forestry team, Littlestown will have the opportunity to represent the State of Pennsylvania at the 2018 National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana on Oct. 24th-27th. This is Littlestown FFA’s seventh state winning team in the past eleven years.
Three Littlestown FFA member participated in the Horse Evaluation C.D.E.. Sophomore Lily Proskine was the 9th place individual earning a silver medal, Senior Haley Martin placed 32nd, and Senior Cheyenne Schisler placed 35th out of 71 students in the Horse Evaluation CDE.
The National FFA Organization is the largest student run organization in the nation with over 600,000 members from 50 states and 4 territories.