Sharon FFA brings silver home from nat'ls


By Patsy Nicosia

The Sharon Springs FFA team of Ethan Keller, Jessica Van Buren, Shaun Wayman, and Kelly Allen was a silver winner at the national Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event, held as part of the national FFA Convention, October 25-31 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Teams earned gold, silver, or bronze emblems based on their total number of points.
The SSCS team was the only one from New York State to earn a gold, silver, or bronze emblem.
Three members of the Spa team also earned individual emblems.
Kelly Allen, a member of the SSCS FFA team, earned a gold emblem; she was the only competitor from the state to do so.
Earning silver emblems were Ethan Keller and Jessica Van Buren; Shaun Wayman earned a bronze, all also the only state representatives.
Forty-two schools and 168 individuals competed in the event.
As a team, SSCS placed in the middle of the pack at 24th.
"I'm very proud of them," said advisor Anne Allen. "They did a great job and made us all proud. It was a wonderful experience for them all and I think they took a lot away from it."