FFA Members Participate in Job Interview Contest


On Thursday, November 10, 2022, Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) FFA members participated in the District 5 Job Interview competition at National Trail High School. The contest is designed to assist FFA members in developing oral skills with the job application and interview process. Students had to create a resume and cover letter, fill out a job application about a specific agricultural job, complete an interview, and write a follow-up thank you letter to send in a timed session. 

Participants included Ally Sowers (Vandalia-Butler) and Makinley Jarrett (National Trail) from Veterinary Science. Adi Schmitz (Mississinawa Valley) and Ashlynn Cummins (Valley View) from Ag and Livestock Production. Dylan Gooch (Vandalia-Butler), Griffen Jung (Miamisburg), and Marianna Rinehart (Huber Heights) from Natural Resource Management. As well as Josh Smith (Northmont) from Retail Ag Services. 

Members participating in division 3 are Adi Schmitz, who placed 22nd with a final score of 550. Ashlynn Cummins placed 23rd with a score of 496. And Joshua Smith, who placed 24th with a score of 477. Congrats to those in division 3! 

Members who participated in division 4 included Makinley Jarrett, who placed 5th with a final score of 806. Alexandria Sowers placed 8th with a score of 771. Good job to those in division 4! 

Members who participated in division 5 included Griffen Jung, who placed 6th with a score of 731. Dylan Gooch placed 7th with a score of 709. And Marianna Rinehart placed 8th with a score of 674. Congratulations to all those who participated in this contest! 

The letters “FFA” originally stood for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and 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 develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in various agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But we are Future Biologists, Chemists, Veterinarians, Engineers, and Future Entrepreneurs of America too.