The Appomattox Senior FFA chapter traveled to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg to participate in multiple statewide Career Development Events (CDEs) on June 23.
CDEs assess the knowledge and skills of FFA members on various agricultural topics. Participating in these events allow FFA members to develop industry driven career skills. Chapter members participated in the Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems and Veterinary Science CDEs. The members of each team spent several weeks of their summer vacation studying and preparing for these events.
The chapter received a gold rating in the public relations award and named the Southeast Area Chapter Forestry and Wildlife award. Appomattox Senior FFA also received a gold rating in the superior chapter contest, earning the opportunity to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, this October.
There’s more to this in the current issue of the Times Virginian newspaper. Support local journalism by purchasing the issue at a local newsstand or subscribing at www.timesvirginian.com/subscriber_services to receive the print edition or view the full article in the e-edition version.