Fifteen members of the Boonsboro FFA chapter plus advisors, Steve Garland and Mark Heavner, went to the 79th Maryland State FFA Convention in late April in Lithicum Heights, Md.
Chapter Vice President Megan Thompson won election as vice president of Maryland's FFA.
In the competition, Sammy Spencer won first place gold in Sr. Prepared Public Speaking for her speech entitled, "Agriculture is Plowing the Way for America's Energy Independence."
Spencer also won first place gold in the engineering division of the Agriscience Fair.
This fall, she will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., to compete in the National FFA public speaking contest.
The Boonsboro members also competed in several career development events.
The results include:
· Alison Griffith placed 14th, receiving a bronze medal in the Creed CDE;
· Andrew Griffith placed 12th, receiving a bronze in the Sr. Extemporaneous public speaking CDE;
· Kris Palmer placed 5th, receiving silver in the Jr. Extemporaneous public speaking CDE;