By Carrie Knight
Red Lion FFA had another busy start to the school year, now they prepare for many more upcoming events.
“We have several exciting and memorable activities planned for the year,” said Rebecca Parsons, the current FFA President. “We hope to get the school involved in community service activities, and knowledgement of agricultural education. I am excited to see what our chapter can accomplish.”
Falls skills day is coming up for the club in early November. This is when members from FFA come together from Adams, Franklin, and York counties. Throughout the day individuals will compete in CDE’s (Career Development Event) including apple judging, aquatics, tractor driving, forestry, and agronomy.
By Carly Guise
Throughout the school year, Red Lion’s FFA participates in numerous competitions. Some of the earliest of these competitions occur at the York Fair, which was held in early September.
The group has had great success thus far, and it is thanks in part to their preparation. Regardless of the category of their event, students spend hours researching, collecting, and practicing after school to make sure that they are ready for their competitions.
Senior Allison Macklin earned first place in the Senior Division of the Dairy Skills Contest, which is made up of juniors and seniors. For the Junior Division, made up of freshmen and sophomores, Kaylee Van Hovel took third place, Casidee Crowl took fourth, and Leah Taylor took fifth place. Through these placings, their strength was shown in the dairy and livestock judging, both of which are favorites of many students.
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