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MMCSD FFA Students End Year Of Success, Awards

The Mount Markham Central School District Board of Education met Tuesday night to discuss new business.

Agriculture Program students and students involved in FFA gave a presentation to the Board about the activities they've participated in the last year.

Twenty-two students attended summer camp, and participated in projects like welding and tractor driving. Teams competed at the State Fair with seven teams placing and 14 students achieving individual placings.

The Mushala Land Lab produced 1,500 sets of garlic, added a 10x10 storage shed, and a new fenced in garden and dedication sign. Mt. Markham took part in the 2022 National FFA Convention, participating in Junior Workshops, a Member Leadership Series, and the State Leaders Experience.

In District 5 contests, three students were named state finalists for the NYS competition.

At the NYS FFA Convention, 17 students and three advisors achieved five different placings and several students received individual awards. Middle School students learned plant science in seventh grade, eighth graders worked on career exploration and projects like the Agriscience Fair, Connected Community Schools and Stuff the Bus.

The High School Welding Area has been doubled in size, adding salvage equipment, an arc welder, and box break. A Tractor Restoration project begins next year, and expanding proficiency with 3-D printers.

The nine 2023-24 Officers were announced at a banquet. The Summer Garlic Harvest is almost ready. Work on the Land Lab will continue through the summer.

Twenty-one students are going to the summer camp this year and development events at SUNY Morrisville and the NYS Fair.

Superintendent Joe D'Apice talked about the individual retirees. Building principals each spoke to the positive impact each retiree made for MMCSD.

D'Apice, Elementary Principal Jennifer McDonald, and Chris Haar spoke a few kind words about the careers of those retiring and ...


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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