Delaware FFA members from across the state brought home national awards from The Big E in Springfield, MA, last month.
The Big E is an annual event that begins on the second Friday after Labor Day and runs for 17 days. Eastern States Exposition is not owned by any specific individual or group and is organized as a not-for-profit, educational institution under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its governing body is a volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of distinguished civic, business and agricultural leaders from each of the six New England states.
During The Big E, Delaware FFA members competed in 16 Career and Leadership Development Events as well as the Agriscience Fair. The following Delaware FFA Chapters were in attendance:
- Appoquinimink FFA
- Delmar FFA
- Lake Forest FFA
- Middletown FFA
- Odessa FFA
- Redding Middle FFA
- Smyrna Middle FFA
- Sussex Central FFA
- William Penn FFA
- Woodbridge FFA
Multiple teams and individuals earned top five placings. To see a full list of the Delaware FFA results, click here: Delaware FFA Big E Results.
In addition to competing in Career and Leadership Development Events, three Delaware FFA members participated in the Regional Stars selection process.
Cole Murphy, Lake Forest FFA, was selected as the Eastern Regional Star Farmer.
Faith Hewes, Smyrna FFA, was selected as the Eastern Regional Star in Agriscience.
Roarie Glen-Russum, Smyrna FFA, was selected as a finalist for the Eastern Regional Star in Agricultural Placement.
Members who conducted Agriscience Fair projects were also recognized for their efforts. Sanaa McDonald, William Penn FFA was awarded the top prize. For the complete list of the Delaware FFA Results, click here: Delaware FFA Big E Results.
Delaware FFA is a leading Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students pursuing careers in agriculture, food, natural resources, and other related career fields. For more information, please visit the FFA web site at www.ffa.org or contact Dr. Bart Gill, Delaware FFA state advisor, at email@example.com.