Tully FFA participated in the 94th New York FFA State Convention with great success over the course of May 2 - May 4. The 29 students in attendance attended educational workshops, participated in service projects, and competed in a variety of career development events. In the Forestry contest, senior Will Lake medaled as a 10th place individual. Senior Sydney Grosso went up against the five best student interviewers in the state, won the Employment Skills contest, and will advance to compete at Nationals in the fall. Concluding the convention, six Tully seniors were awarded their Empire Degree. This degree is the highest a student can receive in New York. In order to be eligible, students have to work 300 hours, earn $1,000 (or complete a combination of both) outside of school during their time enrolled in agriculture education and FFA. Congratulations to Sydney Grosso, Dalton Currie, William Lake, Kayla Barry, Garrett Pierpoint, and Meghan Weaver for earning this degree. Last, but certainly not least, the Tully FFA Chapter earned a Gold Ranking National Superior Chapter Award by coming in 2nd place in Growing Leaders, 2nd place in Strengthening Agriculture, and 1st in Building Communities. All of those awards combined led the Tully FFA Chapter to be named the 2019 New York State FFA Chapter of the Year! The chapter will have the opportunity to compete against the other 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands at National Convention this fall, and has the honor of representing the state in the New York booth at the convention. In addition, Tully's Chapter will be recognized at the Onondaga County Legislature meeting on June 4th.
FFA State Convention 2019: Mrs. Jordan and FFA students.
FFA State Convention: Aurora Drumm, Katherine Haier, Kayla Barry, and Angela Touchette during competition.
FFA State Convention 2019: Sydney Grosso and William Lake.
FFA State Convention 2019: Tully FFA group photos.
FFA State Convention 2019: Kaitlyn Edinger and Katherine Haier.
FFA State Convention 2019: Photo 1:Kaitlyn Edinger, Hannah Weisbrodt, Stephen Coffin, and Ty Edinger.
Photo 2: Garrett Pierpoint, Justin Chawgo, Dalton Currie, and William Lake.
FFA State Convention 2019: Photo 1: Sydney Grosso, Toby Riehlman, Garrett Pierpoint, William Lake, Dalton Currie, Meghan Weaver, and Mrs. Jordan
Photo 2: Meghan Weaver, Sydney Grosso, Kayla Barry, Garrett Pierpoint, William Lake, Dalton Currie with their Empire Degrees.
Tully FFA at State Convention 2019
FFA Students are Recognized by Onondaga County
Onondaga County Legislature Certificate
Students Wait to be Recognized by Onondaga County