After the coronavirus pandemic forced it to be held virtually for the past two years, more than 2,000 students, teachers and guests gathered in person in Syracuse earlier this month for the New York Future Farmers of America’s state convention.
Attica FFA members were among those in attendance at the May 12 through 14 conference. They networked with agricultural business professionals and colleges during the convention’s Career Engagement Expo, participated in a community service project by helping construct two mini food pantries and competed in the Jr. Quiz Bowl, Jr. Tool ID and Maple Production events.
Middle school members of the Jr. Quiz Bowl team progressed to the second round where they were knocked out by a single point - a solid showing for their first time competing in the event.
Members of Attica’s Jr. Quiz Bowl team were Beau Hyman, Anna George, Eli Crandall, Hailey Mills and Maddie Burger.
The Jr. Tool ID team also performed well with eighth grader Boden Spink taking third place as an individual and seventh grader Will King taking ninth place. Other members of Attica’s Jr. Tool ID team were Anthony Grgurich and Morgan Capen.
At the high school level, Attica’s Maple Production team earned the first win for the Attica FFA since its re-chartering in 2017.
Not only did Attica’s Maple Production team beat out 16 other FFA chapters for the top spot in the team event, team members nearly swept the top four spots in the individual rankings.
Kyle Carpenter took first for Attica, Jenison Wright took third and Spencer Broghton and Ty Baker tied for fourth place.
Pictured are Attica FFA members Anna George,Maddie Burger, Ellie Gominiak and Logan Lyons.
Pictured are Attica FFA members Anna George, Maddie Burger, Juliana Keicher, Ellie Gominiak
Pictured are Attica FFA members Brooke Luck, Logan Lyons, Ellie Gominiak, Olivia Bernacki, Ruby Baratta and Juliana Keicher.
Pictured are Attica FFA members Ellie Gominiak, Juliana Keicher and Brooke Luck.
Pictured are Attica FFA members Beau Hyman, Anna George, Eli Crandall, Hailey Mills and Maddie Burger.
Front row are Beau Hyman, Maddie Burger, Anna George and Eli Crandall. Back row are Brooke Luck, Ellie Gominiak, Olivia Bernacki, Juliana Keicher, Ruby Baratta and Logan Lyons.
Attica’s Maple Production team earned the first win for the Attica FFA since its re-chartering in 2017. Team members were Jenison Wright, Spencer Broughton, Ty Baker, and Kyle Carpenter.