FFA club visits New York City as part of student exchange

Schuylerville FFA club members pose with FFA members from Bowne High SchoolSchuylerville FFA members traveled south to New York City from March 9-12 for the second part of their FFA student exchange. Students spent time at John Bowne High School in Flushing, Queens shadowing students and getting an inside look at the life of a Bowne “Aggie.” John Bowne High School has the largest high school agriculture and FFA program in New York state with more than 600 students studying agriculture. Schuylerville students spent a day alongside Bowne FFA members, handling exotic animals and learning about urban agriculture.

“Spending time at Bowne really opened my eyes to things I’m thankful for here at Schuylerville, along with learning ways that we can help make our Ag program stronger,” freshman Audrey Sickles said.

FFA club members pose for a photo during New York City tripSchuylerville students also traveled to Manhattan, where they visited the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Central Park Zoo and Times Square. They were even able to take in a Broadway show.

“I am so thankful to have had this once in a lifetime opportunity trip and to experience the different ways of living in the city compared to rural life,” freshman Adam King said. “We were very lucky to be able to spend the day with our friends at Bowne, and to be able to eat all of the best foods, especially the gyros from Halal Guys.”