MVCTC Aquarium Management CDE Team Participates in State Contest


Englewood, Ohio - On November 8, 2022 students from Animal Care and Management traveled to the Ohio State Fairgrounds to compete in the Aquarium management competition. The Aquarium Management CDE is designed to evaluate students’ knowledge of fish-keeping trends and practical application of skills in the aquarium industry.


Students who participated in this contest include: Mina Boocher (Tipp City), Deanna Goins (Huber Heights), Haydn Huegele (Northmont), Abigail Vicroy (Carlisle), Breana Gard (Vandalia-Butler), Lauren Lawson (Valley View), Jennah Samples (Miamisburg), Brianna Ashley (New Lebanon), Grace McLaughlin (Vandalia-Butler), Jozie Gross (Northmont), Madison McFarland (Tipp City), and Hannah Baker (Valley View).


The team placed 6th out of 13 teams. Mina Boocher placed 15th and led the team with a score of 114. The rest of the team placed the following: Deanna Goins 18th, Haydn Huegele 19th, Abigail Vicroy 36th, Breana Gard 45th, Lauren Lawson 47th, Jennah Samples 54th, Brianna Ashley 61st, Grace McLaughlin 65th, Jozie Gross 70th, Madison McFarland 75th, and Hannah Baker 76th. Congrats to all the participants!


The letters “FFA” originally stood for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners, and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.


Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.


FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers, and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too


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For 50 years, MVCTC has provided career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.


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