BC FFA Group at Ohio FFA Convention

Buckeye Central FFA attends State Convention

On Friday, May 2, members of the Buckeye Central FFA Chapter traveled down to Columbus, OH for the 86th Annual Ohio FFA State Convention.

The theme for the convention was Ignite FFA, following this past years National FFA Convention theme.

BC FFA had three students competing for proficiency awards.  Proficiency awards are based off of the students SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience).

L to R  Paul Heydinger, Ray Stahl, Sam Robertson, Seth Ollis, and Matt Sheibley ( State Degree Winners)
L to R Paul Heydinger, Ray Stahl, Sam Robertson, Seth Ollis, and Matt Sheibley ( State Degree Winners)

This year, 2013 graduate of Buckeye Central, Andy Stockmaster, placed second with his proficiency in Poultry Production, senior Adam McGinnis placed third in Small Animal Production and Care, and senior Sam Robertson placed third in Emerging Agricultural Technology, and fourth in his Diversified Crop Production proficiency.

“I was glad I got top four in the state,” McGinnis said. “There are improvements I could have made but I’m glad I placed at the State level.”

BC’s State Champion soil judging team returned from Oklahoma Friday, just in time to walk across the stage to be recognized and receive their banner for first place in the state for Urban Soils.

“It was memorable to walk across stage and be recognized for being first in the state and receiving our

Megan McCoy - State FFA Choir Participant
Megan McCoy – State FFA Choir Participant

banner at convention,” Robertson said.

The students listened to the Ohio FFA Band and Chorus concert, with freshman Megan McCoy singing in the Choir.

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