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    Alex Bay FFA
     


     
    FFA
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    "America is only as strong as its Agriculture"


    Alexandria Central FFA Chapter

    FFA Officers

    (2016-2017)

    FFA Facts & Information

    The FFA started in 1928, New York joined in 1929

    Colors: Corn Gold & National Blue

    Emblem: Rising sun, eagle, owl, plow, and a cross section of an ear of corn

    Motto: Learning to do, Doing to learn, Earning to live, Living to serve.

     

    NYS FFA Camp

    Camp Oswegatchie, Oswegatchie Education Center

    9340 Long Pond Road

    Croghan, NY 13327

     

    FFA National Website: FFA.org

    FFA New York State Website: NYSFFA.org

    President:  Alex Swanson

    Vice President:  Jordan Felicia

    Secretary: Taylor Rodriguez

    Treasurer: Zach Patterson

    Reporter: Vanessa Rushlow

    Sentinel: Sam Felicia

    Student Advisor: Victor Wallace
     

    Advisor: Ms. McCart

     


     
     
     
     

    Contact Information
    mmccart@alexandriacentral.org


     
    Upcoming Activities
     May 24-25: State Envirothon Contest:  Our county-winning Envirothon team will be going to compete at William-Hobart Smith college for two days, members are: Zach P, Brandon D, Jordan F, Alex S, Victor W

    May 31 @5:30: FFA Banquet: All FFA members are invited to attend with family; award winners and degree recipients from this year will be recognized, please sign up in the ag room so we know how many people are coming, wear Official Dress if you have it, KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Matt Currie, 2016-2017 NYS FFA Sentinel

    June 2: Farm Days! Community members will be bringing their animals and farm equipment in to share with students in the entire school

    June 18: FFA Picnic: Join us for a cookout and at the Scenic View Park downtown to celebrate the end of the school year

    July 11-16: Jefferson County Fair

    Thurs July 20: Lewis County Fair: Wildlife ID, Tree ID, Crop/Weed ID, Crop Judging, Tractor Driving, Dairy Judging Contests

    July 23-28: SUMMER CAMP: Submit paperwork by June 1 to get the earlybird rate of $310, after June 1 rate goes up $360 or register and pay online here

    End of Aug: NY State Fair: Wildlife ID, Tree ID, Flower ID, Poultry Judging, Environmental Science, Dairy Judging, contests and more!

    Sept 8-9: Hammond Fair: Family-oriented for 4-H and FFA, Looking for kids to compete in some FFA contests

     

    Completed activities and events
    2016-2017
     
    June 23: Highway pickup
    Jacob, Jordan, Madison H., Blake, Brock
     
    June 23: Summer Picnic-Scenic Park
    Madison H., Zach, Logan, Bailey, Maddy C., Brendon, Blake, Brock, Ashley and Rachel H., Emily M., Jordan and Sam F.,
    Hayley N., Daegan, Thomas, Alex S., Trenton, Ray D., Victor
    Terry and Drew Hunneyman, Kristie Hunter 
     
    July 10: Setting up Jeff. Co. Fair booth
    Cody, Madison  
     
    July 13: Jeff. Co. contest practice 
       Blake H, Brock H, Sam F, Jordan F, Maddy H, Cody E
     
    July 14: Jefferson Co Fair Contests 
       Tree ID: Jordan F(1st), Blake H(2nd), Sam F(4th), Maddy H(5th), Shawn M(7th)
       Crop ID: Maddy H(1st), Sam F(3rd), Jordan(4th)
       All: Brock & Blake H, Maddy H, Jordan & Sam F, Shawn M, Isaiah W, Cody E, Liam S, Emily D
     
     July 20: Lewis Co Fair Practice
        Maddy H, Cody E, Blake & Brock H
     
     July 21: Lewis Co Fair
       Agronomy: Blake H(1st), Maddy H(2nd), Brock(3rd), Jordan F(4th)
       Tree ID: Jordan(1st), Maddy(2nd), Blake(3rd)
       Dairy Judging: Jordan(4th)
       Compact Tractor Driving: Cody(4th), Brock(5th)
       All: Isaiah W, Liam S, Cody E, Blake & Brock H, Jordan F, Victor W, Maddy H
     
    July 24-29: Camp Oswegatchie
       Gabi C, Brandon & Emily D, Jordan F & Sam F, TJ G, Erina H, Alex H, Maddy J, Rachel H, Mackenzie H, Zach & Andrea P, Taylor R, Liam S, Alex S, Victor W, Isaiah W, Lonnie C
     
    September 2: NYS Fair
       Wildlife Jr: Scott(7th), Isaiah(9th), Liam(10th)-team 6th
       Wildlife Sr: Zach(3rd), Sam F, Maddy H-team 3rd
       Tree Jr: Liam(9th), Scott(3rd), Isaiah-team 4th
       Tree Sr: Sam F, Maddy H, Zach P-team 7th
       Environmental Science: Maddy H, Erina H, Alex H, Zach P-team 6th
       All: Scott D, Isaiah W, Liam S, Molli H, Cody E, Zach P, Sam F, Maddy H, Erina H, Alex H
     
    Sept 14: First FFA meeting, officer election
     
    October 4: Land Judging
       All Agriculture class students
     
    October 5: Chapter Meeting 
    October 6: State Officer visit
       All 5-8 grades! 
     
    Oct 16-23: FFA Nationals Trip
       Alex H, Maddy H, Zach P, Victor W
     
    Oct 29: Bottle/Can Drive 
       Robby C, Scott D, Cody E, Jordan F, Vanessa R, Payton S, Alex S, Victor W
     
    Nov 3: Blood Drive & FFA Chapter Meeting
        Shawn M, Haylee B, Sam F, Victor W, Vanessa R, Cody E, Matt F, Andrea P, Zach P, Alex H, Jordan F, Maddy H
    Nov 9: Land Judging Banquet
     
    Nov 20: American Legion Community Dinner
     
    Dec 15: Fruit Sale Order Arrival & FFA Meeting
       Cody E, Garrett W, Zach P, Olivia S, Vanessa R, Alex S, Taylor R, Victor W, Payton S, Blake H, Shawn M, Colby B, Kelsey C, Jacob H, Sam F, Ellie H, Emma S, Kierstyn T, Jourdyn T, Colin H, Brody S, Gabby W, Mia S 
     
    Jan 13: Chapter Meeting
       Taylor R, Alex S, Victor W, Cody E, Vanessa R, Kenzie H, Gabi C, Blake H, Jacob H, Kira G, Ashley H, Rachel H, Jordan F, Olivia S, Zach P, Erina H, Colby B, Emily D, Sam F, Andrea P, Matt F, Molli H, Alex H, Parker J, Adrienne H, Mia S 
     
    Jan 21: Fire Hall Fishing Derby Breakfast
       Emily D, Matt F, Alex H, Maddy H, Molli H, Jacob H, Taylor J, Vanessa R, Alex S, Victor W
     
    Feb 5: Chapter Meeting
        
    Feb 11: District 6 LDE's
       Jr People in Ag: Angelina C(18), Hunter M(20), Emma S(17)
       Jr Creed: Gabby W(13), Kayla F(11), Sam F(4), Vanessa R(10) 
       Jr. Prepared: Kaylea E(5), Parker J(4)
       Jr. Extemp: Colin H(6)
       Sr. Prepared: Matt F(5) 
       Sr. Extemp: Jordan F(1), Victor W(14)
       Ag Issues: Jordan F, Alex S, Zach P, Victor W, Maddy H, Alex H -team 5th place
     
    Feb 22: FFA Pizza & Mud Soccer Party
       Jordan & Sam F, Parker J, Mackenzie H, Colin H, Zach P, Taylor J, Emma S, Alex S, Kierstyn T, Victor W, Gabby W
     
    Mar 10-12: Winter Weekend at Camp O
        Emily & Brandon D, Jordan & Sam F, Matt F, Alex H, Maddy & Molli H, Jacob J, Mackenzie & Ellie H, Zach P, Taylor J, Vanessa R, Chet S, Alex S, Payton S, Colby B, Colby H
       Chaperones: Ms. McCart, Cierra Tricky, Brian Trickey, Trenton Service, Mike Stephenson, Scott Gleason, Sean Catlin 
     
    Mar 16: State Officer Visit
       Cody E, Jordan & Sam F, Zach P, Taylor J, Vanessa R, Liam S, Alex S, Victor W, Isaiah W, Tyler H, Jack B, Patrick H, Damian R
     
    Mar 18: Substate Contests
       Sr Extemp: Jordan F(2)
       Sr Prepared: Matt F
       Ag Issues: Jordan F, Alex S, Zach P, Victor W, Maddy H, Alex H
       Jr Extemp: Colin H
     
    Mar 21: National Ag Literacy Week
       Jordan F & Zach P visited Mr. Hudon's class to read a book about grapes 
     
    April 25: BoE Meeting Presentation
       Victor W, Vanessa R, Kenzie & Ellie H 
     
     April 27:  Jefferson Co Envirothon
       Brandon D, Zach P, Alex S, Jordan F, Victor W- won Forestry, Aquatics, and video Presentation, overall 1st place team
     
    April 30: Adironduck Race
       Cody E & Lance E, Jordan F, Alex H, Jacob H, Rachel H, Colin H, Shawn M, Andrea P, Vanessa R, Ellie H, Emma S, Alex S, Kierstyn T
     
    May 10: Chapter Meeting
          Taylor R, Sam F, Ashley H, Cody E, Jordan F, Zach P, Blake H, Kenzie H, Emily D, Emma S, Kayla F, Lance E, Kierstyn T, Gabby W, Jacob H, Adrienne H, Rachel H, Garrett W, Alex H, Molli H, Parker J, Alex S 
     
    May 11: NYS FFA Convention 
       Sr Quiz Bowl: Shawn M, Victor W, Vanessa R
       Sr Extemp: Jordan F(4)
       All: Shawn M, Victor W, Vanessa R, Zach P, Alex S, Brandon D, Jordan F, Garrett W, Alex H, Cody E
     
    May 24-25: NY State Envirothon 
     
     1. Summer Picnic with Highway Pickup--June 25
          Highway pickup- Mackenzie, Ellie, Kelsey, Erina, Wesley, Thomas, Jordan, Victor, Serenity, Emily D., Alex H., Sam, Madison H.,         Garrett, Brendon, Alex S., Dean, Brock
          Picnic: Alex and Dean S., Thomas and Erina H., Garrett, Kelsey, Serenity, Ashley and Rachel H., Sam and Jordan F., Victor, Mackenzie and Ellie H., Wesley, Brock, Alex H., Trenton S,  Emily M., Emily D., Madison H.,   Visiting: Rachelle, Alex J.,
    Starr Hanson, Kristie Hunter, Terry Hunneyman, Scott Gleason, Dustin with Hunter & Tyler---
     
     
    2. Jefferson County Fair and Judging- Garrett, Victor, Zach, and Nisa-July 17
     
    3. Lewis County Fair and Judging-  Trenton - July 23 
     
    4. Summer Leadership Camp:   Victor, Hayley, Erina, Emily D., Mackenzie, Jacob, Serenity, Alex H., Sam, Zach, Emily M., Ashley, Alex S., Jordan, and Trenton - July 26-31
     
    5.  Aug. 10-   Helped the Hunter family work on the "corn maze".
          Brendon, Blake, Brock, Mackenzie, Ellie, Adrienne, Brady, Trenton, Jordan, Kelsey, Marissa, Victor, Brandon, Jacob, Hayley, and Alex S. 
     
    6.  Harvesting of produce for the Food Pantry   - Aug. 11        Serenity, Hayley, Jacob, Brock, Blake, Ellie, and Mackenzie
     
    7. Aug. 12   Visited the Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls      Alex H., and Trenton 
     
    8.   State Fair Trams   Aug. 28   (18 students)
     
    9. Chapter Meeting - Sept 15
    10. Chap. Meeting - Sept 23--Election of Officers
    11. Can and Bottle Drive- Sept 26 ---workers and donors:  Ashley H., Rachel, Payton S., Erina, Thomas H.., Brandon D., Emily D., Alex S., Dean S., Jose M., Madison H., Mackenzie H., Ellie H.,
     
    12. Highway pickup- Oct. 1   Payton, Garrett, Michael R., Alex H. 
     
    13. Land Judging- Oct 6 on the Babcock farm in Deer River-  all Ag classes participated. 
     14.  Red Cross bloodmobile- Nov. 5   very successful   64 pints collected
    15. Land Judging banquet at Lowville-  Trenton, Cole, Emily, Hannah S., Madison H.
           Cole won Jr. division A Bay- 1st in Jr.
           Emily 3rd, Madison 6th, Hannah 8th, Paige J. 10th   A Bay 3rd in Sr. division
     
    16.  Fruit Arrives- Dec. 7  
    17.  Fruit Week-- great weather, great fruit 
    18.  Christmas Party in Ag room 
     19.  Alex Bay Ice Fishing Derby Breakfast-  Jan 23
    Maddy and Kelsey, Erina and Thomas, Emily and Brandon, Dean and Alex, Alex H., Nisa, Shawn, Hayley, Jacob, Ashley and Rachel,  Victor, Jordan and Sam, 
     
    20.  FFA mtg.  22 members  Feb. 2 
     
    21. Pizza / Skate party  Feb 18
         P / S   Ashley, Rachel, Emily M., Bailey, Zach, Jordan, Sam, Alex S. Brandon, Victor, Trenton
         S only    Elly, McKenzie, Emily D.
         guests- Mrs. Hunneyman, Drew, Andrea 
     
     
    22.  March 4     District 6 Leadership contests
                            Emily, Jordan, Trenton, & Victor
     
    23.  March 18-20     37 FFA members and 25 alumni traveled to Oswegatchie for the annual Winter Weekend getaway
    Gabi Connor, Kelsey Cullen, Emily Davis, Erina Haddock, Alex Hansson, Madison Hazelton, Ashley Hunneyman, Rachel Hunneyman, Ellie Hyde, Mackenzie Hyde, Emily Massa, Hayley Neuroth, Bailey Rogers, Taylor Rodriquez, Hannah Side, Wesley Burgos, Ian Chanberlaine, Bob Costello, Brandon Davis, Alex DeLavergne, Jordan Felicia, Sam Felicia, Mike Gray, Thomas Haddock, Colby Herrington, Jacob Hunneyman, Andrew LaLonde, Dylan Matice, Jose Meza, Zach Patterson, Trenton Service, Payton Smith, Chet Sourwine, Cody Stephenson, Alex Swanson, Dean Swanson, Victor Wallace.
     
    Terry Brennan, Bob Calhoun, Rachael Calhoun, Sara Calhoun, Zach Calhoun, Sean Catlin, Jason Davis, James Dorr, Dustin Frost, Tyler Frost, Scott Gleason, Teri Lowe, Rob Matice, Gerri Newberry, Phil O'Neal, George Oppermann, Micheal Stephenson, Mike Stephenson, Brian Trickey, Cierra Trickey, & Dan Winters    Cafeteria ladies stopped by for lunch.
     
     
    24.  April 2      Emily, Jordan, Trenton travel to VVS for Sub-states 
    25.  April 19  -  Arbor day activities
    26.  April 21  - Envirothon    Team A - wins 
                                                   Team B - 5th
    27. April 28   Duck Derby
           Madison H., Ashley H, Rachel H., Emily M. Gabi C. Shawn M., Cody S., Victor, Jordan, Hayley, Alex S., Thomas, 
           rode up with parents: Erina H., Zach P
           alumni: Dustin, Brian, Cierra, Scott, Mike
     
    28.  FFA state convention   at the OnCenter in Syracuse
            Jordan, Brandon, Trenton, and Zach 
     
    29  Chapter Banquet   June 1
    30   Farm petting zoo  June 3 
     
     
               
     
     

     


    FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

     
    community garden
    Maddy working in the ACS FFA "Community Garden- part of the "Living to Serve" grant