Schuylerville FFA chapter hosts sub-state competition

The Schuylerville FFA Chapter hosted nearly 200 FFA members and advisors from across the eastern region of New York on Saturday, March 21. It was the first time Schuylerville has hosted a Sub-State FFA event and the feedback showed that it was viewed as a huge success by those who attended.

“I am very proud of our group of student leaders in the Schuylerville FFA Chapter,” FFA Advisor Levi Cahan said. “They took on a large portion of the responsibility for this event and were a huge help to both myself and Debbie Bartolucci during the weeks of preparation.”

Cahan also credited the approximately 70 volunteers and judges who came to support the mission of the FFA “to develop premier leadership and career success through agriculture education.”

In addition to planning and running the event, Schuylerville students also prepared to compete in several of the eleven career development events. Winners of those events will advance to compete at the New York State Convention.

“While none of our members made the top two, which is required to move on to the state convention, our students performed great and represented our school at a very high level,” Cahan said.

The following are the results for Schuylerville FFA members:


(Students prepare a cover letter and resume and then conduct an interview with judges)

  • Janet Hanehan 3rd place


(Students pick a topic out of a pile of topics and then have 30 minutes to prepare and then deliver a 5-8 minute speech)

  • Meghan Benn – 3rd place
  • Janet Hanehan – 5th place


(Students prepare, memorize and present a self written speech)

  • Emily McBath – 4th place
  • Chrissy Putman – 5th place


(Memorization and presentation)

  • Grace Hanehan – 6th place