Anthony Wayne - Penta FFA

November Update

What happened in October?

The month started off with Wildlife & Natural Resources students going out to Swan Creek and collecting water samples for the Student Watershed Watch Data Collection. STEM Connect students celebrated National Pork Month by creating their own sausage recipes. AFNR I wrapped up learning about FFA, while Ag Business students started their business projects. AFNR II and Genetics of Plants & Animals students began their research projects and are preparing to start their experiments. While we have been in a hybrid schedule, students have enjoyed interactive learning while in the school building.

The STEM Connect students planned an appreciation event for National Chocolate Day. Students took orders, then packaged and delivered individualized bags of goodies to the junior high staff. All of our students had the opportunity to attend the virtual national FFA convention this year. Students attended interactive student workshops, live sessions, explored the career expo and gamed in the Blue Room.

Students also competed in career development events this month. Mikalyn D'Amore and Vesta Miller competed in the state agricultural soils CDE, while Dom Nickoli, Maddie Rea and Jake Zajkowski completed in the urban soils CDE. Jake Zajkowski placed 1st in Lucas County in the job interview division 4 CDE. He will move onto the district CDE in November.

National FFA Convention

Congratulations to Lexi Fries and Lauren Swartz, both 2019 graduates, for earning their American FFA Degrees! This is the highest degree that can be earned through the FFA.

Mikalyn D'Amore and Lily Fries were Agriscience Fair finalists. Mikalyn researched the correlation between banana storage environments and browning rates. Lily researched the agricultural literacy knowledge of Lucas County junior high students, and how a short informative video affected their knowledge.

November Upcoming Events

November 9, 2020 - 20 FFA bucks

  • November FFA Meeting during Virtual Monday Google Meets
  • Participate in the activity and earn 20 FFA bucks!

November 10, 2020 - 30 FFA Bucks

  • District 1 Job Interview CDE - virtually
  • Wear your Official Dress
  • Those completing include: Mikalyn D'Amore, Jake Zajkowski

November 17, 2020 - 30 FFA Bucks

  • District 1 Wildlife & Natural Resources CDE - virtually
  • At AWHS - time TBD
  • Those competing include: TBD

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Anthony Wayne FFA/Agricultural Education is a satellite program of Penta Career Center.