Carol Shipp, NJDA chief of staff, received
the Honorary American FFA degree on Oct. 27
at the National FFA Convention for her contributions
to agricultural education. She is congratulated
by the New Jersey State FFA Officer team at
New Jersey's Hall of States booth.
New Jersey's 2,151 members were represented on the delegate floor at
the National FFA Convention by State President Christiene Chin, State
Parliamentarian Patty Fanella, State Vice President Mike Butler and
State Sentinel Chris Nnadi.
State FFA President Christiene Chin carried the state flag during the
massing of the flags to open sessions at National FFA Convention, held
in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 25-28.
More than 100 representatives of the New Jersey FFA Association traveled
to Louisville, Ky., where over 40,000 attendees gathered for the 73rd
National FFA Convention. New Jersey was represented in 16 career development
events including prepared public speaking, dairy foods and agricultural
Tejal Shah, a member of the Jersey City-Dickinson FFA Chapter, competed
in the National Agriscience Fair competition. Her project, entitled "As
the Worm Turns," was entered in the zoology category.
Erin Zukus and Joe Ragusa from the Allentown FFA Chapter accepted the
National Chapter Award on behalf of their chapter, which received the
highest ranking as a three-star chapter. The Woodstown FFA Chapter
was also awarded a three-star ranking, while the Penns Grove and North
Warren Chapter was awarded a two-star ranking.