BA HISTORY 101: FFA awards


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Mr. Mackereth was leading FFA members to unparalleled success in 1989.

In 1989, Mr. James Mackereth was the advisor of the Bellwood-Antis Future Farmers of America club.

Today the advisor of FFA is Mr. Webreck, who continues the trend of achievement Mr. Mackereth built on in the 80ds and 90s.

In1989, Mr. Mackereth and four others FFA members were awarded, at the Pennsylvania FFA Record Keeping state contest, held at Penn State University. The contest evaluated the states’ project books for the 1988 calendar year.

The books were judged on accuracy, neatness, and production efficiency.

Jason Bartlebaugh and Evie Speck received first place honors, while three others received awards.

Bartlebaugh received a first place award in the home gardening category. His project included raising bedding plants in the greenhouse.

Bartlebaugh was also selected as the winner of the Production Credit Award, an award sponsored by the farm Credit Service for the best record-keeping student in Blair County.

Speck received her second straight state award for her rabbit project.

Other state award winners included Mike Kissell, Tim Engle, and Frank Dixon.

Kissell received third place in home gardening, Engle received sixth place in on-farm work experience, and Dixon received twelfth placed in on-farm work experience.