Last week was a big one for Laure'ls FFA chapter. Laurel High School FFA advisors and agriculture teachers, Matt Wood and Sydney Simmons, saw LHS students enter over 100 fruit, vegetable, and egg submissions for the Delaware State Fair--with many Laurel students placing at the top of their groupings.
Delaware State Fair Exhibits/Chapter Displays
Horticulture Display- 3rd Place
Delaware Ag Products Display- 6th Place
FFA Career Development Events
Floriculture- 4th Place Team
Team Members: Arely Arriaga-Gonzalez (4th place individual), Briana Spradlin (10th place individual), Abigail McKee, Jessica White
Livestock Evaluation Team
Team Members: Brayden Hearn, Joey Nowotny, Gabe Seehafer, Brandon Rife
Plant Systems, Division III- 1st Place
Member: Arely Arriaga-Gonzalez
Project Name: The Effect of Floral Preservative Solutions on Post-Harvest Quality of Hybrid Tea Roses
This project advanced to National FFA and placed Bronze (top 25 in the United States)!
Plant Systems, Division IV- 1st Place
Members: Brayden Hearn & Joey Nowotny
Project Name: A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Humic Acid and Humus Soil Compost on Squash & Cucumber Plant Yields
This project advanced to National FFA and has been recognized as a National Finalist (top 10 in the United States)! These students will advance to compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October!