Tully's FFA has been busy this year so it's no wonder that they are excelling at Leadership. Lauren Grosso, Amelia Jaworski, and Angela Touchette were all accepted to participate in the State Leaders Experience conference in Albany. This two-day intensive conference focused on FFA members engaging directly with their local lawmakers to learn about the legislative process, the issues facing our industry, developing a message, and telling their stories. Grosso, Jaworski, and Touchette joined one hundred and twenty others of New York FFA’s best and brightest where they met with Assemblyman Al Stirpe to discuss current agricultural issues. Shortly after the conference, FFA members competed at the district level Leadership Development events. Several of Tully's students will continue on and compete at the substate level in March. Check out the results below!
Extemporaneous Speaking: Lauren Grosso - 1st (Senior High Division), Lily Tranquill - 2nd (Junior High Division) Creed Speaking: Tyler Johnson - 1st (Senior High Division), Ella Hall - 1st, Adrienne Edinger - 2nd (Junior High Division) Prepared Public Speaking: Cheyenne McCormick - 2nd, Gillian Wintermute - 3rd (Senior High Division), Ella Tordel - 4th (Junior High Division) Agricultural Issues: Angela Touchette, Stephen Coffin, Lauren Grosso - 2nd; Katie Haier, Aurora Drumm, Cheyenne McCormick, Olivia Widrick - 3rd (Senior High Division) Jr. People in Agriculture: Ella Hall - 1st, Lily Darling - 2nd, Lila Greczyn - Top 6 Finalist (Junior High Division) Employment Skills: Matthew Haier - Top 6 Finalist (Senior High Division) Jr. Conduct of a Chapter Meeting: Ella Hall, Jacob Verbanic, Ella Tordel, Lila Greczyn, Lily Tranquill, Matthew Haier, Megan Weisbrodt - 1st (Junior High Division)
Congratulations to all participants for representing Tully's FFA and Tully CSD so well!