Satellite Program Updates March 2024


Brookville - MVCTC FFA:

Student Jaycee Dull and advisor Nick Wright traveled with County Farm Bureau board members to the Ohio State Capitol to discuss local and state agricultural issues with our state legislatures. They also sat in on a panel discussion with State Representatives and Senators from across the state and heard issues the agricultural industry is facing.


Eaton – MVCTC FFA: 

Students celebrated National FFA Week with days of service to give back to their community. Students created 60 tie blankets to donate to the Eaton Police Department. Police cruisers will be equipped with a blanket and a stuffed animal to comfort any calls involving children or persons in need. 


Huber Heights - MVCTC High School HVAC: 

Students in the HVAC class have been learning about sheet metal. They started by making simple boxes. The next project required students to use blueprints to measure and fabricate metal trays. Students could use the new spot welder to connect all four points of the tray!


Miamisburg - MVCTC STEM: 

In the Miamisburg Engineering program, students are working on force balancing. To apply their knowledge, they have been researching, designing, building, and testing wooden gliders in class. Students Hayden Snow and Gavin Severing are holding their most recent iteration.


Milton-Union MVCTC FFA: 

The Milton-Union MVCTC FFA Chapter has been busy competing in Career Development Events (CDE’s). Two students competed in the County Public Speaking CDE. Emersyn Freisthler competed in the Creed Speaking contest, memorizing and reciting the FFA Creed. Emersyn won first place in her category and qualified for the District Public Speaking Contest. She finished in 4th place at the District 5 contest. Tessah Perkins competed in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE. In this category, the students receive a topic upon arrival and have 30 minutes to research and write a speech before presenting it to the judges.

Additionally, four of our students competed in the District 5 Agriculture Sales CDE for the first time in our chapter’s history. During the contest, Luke Jones, Tessah Perkins, and Sophia Luciano were asked to become sales representatives for a local trailer company. Lastly, all first-year students enrolled in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources course competed online in the state-level Greenhand Quiz CDE, where they put their FFA knowledge to the test. 

Mississinawa Valley MVCTC FFA Member Takes Third at State:

The Mississinawa Valley-MVCTC FFA Chapter would like to congratulate Daniel Hartzell. Daniel placed third in the State Public Speaking contest! He participated in the Advanced Prepared Speech Category. Daniel spent the weeks leading up to the contest preparing to present his 8-minute speech to a panel of judges and then answer questions to test his knowledge on the topic. Daniel spoke about unmanned drone sprayers and their uses on today's farms. Over the past few weeks of January and February, Daniel participated in three Public Speaking contests to qualify for State. The State contest was held on March 2, 2024, at Marysville High School. Daniel took third overall in the State of Ohio! Daniel is the son of Joe and Carmen Hartzell. We are very proud of Daniel’s hard work. Congratulations Daniel! 

Mississinawa Valley FFA Takes Fourth at State:

The Mississinawa Valley MVCTC-FFA Chapter placed Fourth in the State for the Farm Business Management CDE! All the Advanced Ag members took the test on February 13, 2024.  The months before the contest, the members spent their class time studying old tests using various strategies. They also took multiple practice exams to help prepare them for test day. The members had to take a 90-question test. The first half of the test consisted of general business knowledge questions. The second half was problem-solving questions directly related to owning a farm. Our top scorers out of 1040 individuals were Aldon Edger in 3rd place, Brooklynn Subert in 36th place, Diana Rodriguez Garcia in 42nd, and Daniel Hartzell in 58th place. These members went above and beyond and spent time outside of class studying and preparing for the test. Congratulations, Aldon, Brooklynn, Diana, and Daniel! Thank you, all members, for your hard work over these past few months. Congratulations MV FFA!


Northmont - MVCTC Pre-Apprenticeship Program:  

A student enrolled in the Northmont – MVCTC Pre-Apprenticeship program completed her graduation requirements. It was a great day for Ciarah "CiCi" Clements, a senior at Northmont High School. Cici earned her credentials in OSHA 10, RISE Up Retail Fundamentals, and RISE Up Customer Service and Sales. Persevering through many struggles along the way, she can graduate with her classmates by earning these credentials! At the time of her certificate presentation, Ciarah was meeting with a US Air Force recruiter about a possible career in the military. Congratulations, CiCi!  


Preble Shawnee – MVCTC:

Seventh-grade students in the Design and Modeling course (Hayden Stowe and Amaya Clark) are working on their paper skimmers. Students demonstrate their measuring skills to lay out the skimmers. Once created, students have a racing tournament in the hallway to determine whose skimmer will travel the farthest.


Twin Valley South MVCTC FFA:

The Livestock and Wildlife teams competed on Saturday, March 10, in the Marysville and Champaign Co Invitational. Luke Menke scored high for the Livestock team, and Jacob Ditton scored high for Wildlife. Both teams had solid starts to the judging season and are excited to improve with each contest!


Vandalia – Butler MVCTC Middle School Robotics:

Eighth-grade students used their knowledge of the design process and different mechanisms to create windmills.