Buckeye Career Center FFA chapter Vice-President Sheila Troyer (Hiland/Ag & Diesel) is being honored during this week's Ohio FFA Convention for earning her state FFA degree. (Submitted)

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Buckeye Career Center’s FFA chapter is celebrating recent award winners while preparing to head to the Ohio FFA Convention. 

FFA chapter Vice President Shelia Troyer (Hiland/Ag & Diesel) will be honored for achieving her FFA State Degree this week at the Ohio FFA Convention. BCC graduates Britney Wayts (Carrollton/Ag & Diesel) and Ashley Smitley (Indian Valley/Natural Resources) have also earned their American FFA Degrees and will be honored this fall during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Students attending the Ohio FFA Convention this May include Nolan Hagan (Indian Valley/Natural Resources), Owen Quillin (Indian Valley/Natural Resources), Gavin Mullen (Strasburg/Natural Resources), and Seth Devault (Indian Valley/Natural Resources). These students will receive a banner to commemorate the team’s first place ranking in the Ohio Wildlife Management contest. Mullen will be honored for ranking first in the individual Ohio Wildlife Management contest. Also attending the convention is BCC FFA chapter president Gabe Gump (New Philadelphia/Commercial Truck).

In other FFA news, the Envirothon teams traveled to Marietta recently to compete in the district three Soil and Water Envirothon. The students completed practicums on soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and current environmental issues. BCC’s senior team of Gavin Mullen, Cedric Rummell (Indian Valley/Ag & Diesel), Seth Schuman (Tuscarawas Valley/Natural Resources), Hunter McKim (Claymont/Natural Resources), and Skylar Millhorn (Tuscarawas Valley/Natural Resources) placed first out of 31 teams. The team will represent the district at the state competition June 10th-11th at Franciscan University in Steubenville. 


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