What would FFA be if there were not fun road trips to go on with fellow members? Going on road trips to places with other members is always a fun experience! Ten members of the Garden Spot FFA started to get excited the week of October 27th because they had a big road trip coming up. They were heading to the National FFA Convention and Expo!
On October 27th Danae Ranck, Bryce Johnson, Gracie Hess, Tyler Stoltzfus, Jessica Herr, Jackson Price, Gwenn Spotts, Jared Risser and Stephanie Mays, gathered at Lampeter-Strasburg, packed up the vans and we were excited to get on the road to head to the National FFA Convention. We had a three and a half-hour drive before our first stop at a beautiful Ohiopyle State Park, where we took a hike and got to see the amazing Cucumber Waterfalls.
The Agricultural Issues Forum Team with Sponsors. L to R: Elanco Sponsor, Mrs. McMichael, Advisor, Bryce Johson, Jackson Price, Jessica Herr, Danae Ranck, Jeslyn Krebs, Gracie Hess, Syngenta Sponsor
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Every year when the trees begin to change, the crops come down, while the tents go up, we celebrate the West Lampeter Fair from September 25th to the 27th. Parents and children from all around come to enjoy the fun games in tents, mouth-watering food, and local agriculture projects. In those three days, a lot happened for the Garden Spot FFA chapter from the Lampeter-Strasburg High School.
This year at the West Lampeter Community Fair, 14 Garden Spot FFA members had exhibited such projects as Market Swine, Market Goats, Market Lambs, Market Steers and Dairy Beef. Our chapter had entered a tractor and corn. Jessica Herr entered hay and received best of show and Maddie Whispell entered art for the fair. During the Market Swine show on Wednesday the 25th, Jordan Martin had received 2nd in his class, Owen Risser had placed 1st place in his first-class and 2nd place in his second class. Tobias Leaman, hogs exhibited by Stephanie Mays, had placed 3rd place and 4th place in his market classe…
On Friday night, the Lampeter-Strasburg High School football traveled to Elizabethtown to take on the Bears. The Pioneers won 40-13. This week they are on the road again as they challenge Cocalico.
Photos by Jonathan Klein, LS News Editor-in-Chief and Ethan Sauder, LS News Vice President