Class of 2016: Future Farmers of America blooms with anticipation of only 25 days left
Linganore’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) seniors are graduating from a award-winning program that had 125 members this year.
In September, four seniors placed second in the nation in the Floriculture competition. In October, the competitors in the Livestock competition placed fourth in the nation. Three teams represented Linganore in the state Spring Judging competition. Two teams placed second, advancing to national competitions, and the third team tied for second, but ultimately ranked third.
The Linganore chapter raised money from their popular sub, citrus, and plant sales. The plant sale for the year 2016 will start on Saturday, April 30, and will be held at the greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As a capstone of their experience, FFA members are looking forward to the FFA banquet on May 12. This banquet will recognize commendable achievements throughout this school year and will also name the FFA officers for the 2016-2017 school year.
This year’s FFA president is senior Sabrina Moxley. Officers include Vice President senior Ashley Abuelhawa, Junior Advisor senior Kasey Carns, Secretary junior Shelby Iager, Treasurer senior Megan Brown, and Reporter junior Rayann Eaves.
Moxley will be attending Frederick Community College for her first two years of education to earn her general education credits and narrow her career focus.
“I’m going to miss high school because there are so many things that you can do, and you get to meet a lot of different people,” said Moxley. “I’m also going to miss Mrs. Beachy and Mr. Hawthorne. They’re awesome.”
Carns agrees with Moxley. “I’m going to miss the leadership opportunities, but most of all Mrs. Beachy and Mr. Hawthorne.”
Carns will be attending Bridgewater College and will be majoring in Elementary Education and plans to get her Masters in Special Education. She hopes to become a special education teacher and own her own florist shop that will help give jobs to people with disabilities.