Published DateWINNISQUAM — Thirteen Winnisquam Future Farmers of America members were outstanding representatives of the Winnisquam Regional Agricultural Education Center at the 83rd Annual Convention of the Granite State Association of FFA. The event was held April 11–13th at the Mt. Washington Resort with students from eleven New Hampshire agricultural education programs in attendance.
FFA members spent three days competing in Career Development Events (CDEs), participating in leadership workshops and attending awards sessions. Several Winnisquam students were recognized for their work in agriculture. Warren Cline was runner-up State Star Greenhand, an award for first-year FFA members. Collin Kuchinsky placed fourth in the same category.
Winnisquam teams competed in various events, with the Agricultural Sales group taking second place state-wide. The team consisted of Maria Daneault, Cheyenne DeHart, Sierra Laughy and Adam Spaulding, with Daneault earning second as an individual.
In the Impromptu Speaking CDE, Grace Weingartner took second in her division, with Spaulding placing third. Meanwhile, in the Job Interview event, Spaulding placed second in the Freshmen Division with Laughy placing first.
Sophomore DeHart was fourth, with Dan McCall tying for third among tenth graders. Daneault secured third place in the Junior Division with Brandon Heimlich taking fourth among the seniors.
Two Winnisquam FFA'ers, Daneault and Ashley Silver, were awarded the State FFA Degree. All thirteen Winnisquam participants took advantage of this outstanding opportunity to meet like-minded students from across the state, develop their leadership skills and expand their horizons.
CAPTION — Winnisquam FFA Member Ashley Silver (left) is congratulated by State FFA President Sophie LaRochelle on receiving her State FFA Degree. (Courtesy photo)