ENGLEWOOD — Miami Valley Career Technolgoy Center (MVCTC) FFA members competed in the recent Job Interview Contest. The Ohio Job Interview CDE is designed for FFA members to practice and demonstrate the skills needed in seeking employment in all areas of agriculture. Each part of this event simulates real-world experiences that students will have when seeking employment in the future.
Participants included Veterinary Science students: Jayla Denlinger (Twin Valley South), Alex Hayes (Miami East), Tori Hinkle (Miamisburg), and Katelyn Redick (Miamisburg).
Natural Resources student Josiah Kirchhofer (Brookville).
Diesel Power Technologies students Michael Franz (Bethel) and Dani Kemper (Miamisburg).
Agriculture and Livestock Production students: Brianna Smith (Eaton) and Kiley Oberer (Miamisburg).
Results are still pending but Congratulations to these students for participating
According to the National FFA website, “The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.”
MVCTC FFA Chapter Officer Retreat
By Peyton Ryan, Reporter
Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) 2019-2020 FFA Chapter officers went to Camp Kern for the annual officer retreat in August. CTSO advisors, Mr. Hershberger and Mr. Beringer also attended as counselors.
2019-2020 MVCTC FFA Officers:
• President – Ross Dapore (Diesel Power Technologies/Ansonia)
• Vice President – Keara Knepshield (Veterinary Science/Franklin Monroe)
• Second Vice President- Josiah Kirchhofer (Natural Resource Management/Brookville)
• Treasurer- Katelyn Redick (Veterinary Science/Miamisburg)
• Reporter- Peyton Ryan (Veterinary Science/Brookville
• Sentinel- Brittany Ployer (Veterinary Science/Preble Shawnee)
• Student Advisor- Audra Burger (Retail Ag Services/Preble Shawnee)
On our way, the first stop we took was for lunch at Roosters, where we talked about our goals for the trip, which included getting to know each other better so that we can be an effective team for the MVCTC FFA Chapter. The second stop was at Walmart where we had to shop on a predetermined budget to get supplies and food we will need to cook while we are there, which helped us add budgeting and financial strategies to our team. When we arrived and checked in at Camp Kern, we picked our cabins and got settled in before we started our little adventure.
While we were there, the officer team received their officer gear, which included a new personalized FFA Jacket to complete our Official Dress that is required at events and meetings. We took a team picture to use. To finish out the night, our president, Ross, cooked us hamburgers and pizza over a fire as we talked about the plans for the school year. Our plans for the school year included getting as many members involved in FFA as possible, and getting them to have a good year in their labs and FFA.
The next morning, we all woke up at 7 a.m. to go on a hike and came back to fix breakfast and pack our things up to go home that afternoon. While we sat and ate our breakfast, we were greeted by the camp staff to go on a low ropes course with them. The low ropes course taught the officer team how to trust, lead and communicate with each other. This was a great trip and a great way for everyone to know and work with each other.
MVCTC Health, Consumer Science Students recognized as October Students of the Month
The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Health and Consumer Science department is proud to recognize students of the month for October 2019, Cameron Gamble (Early Childhood Education/West Carrollton), and Shyanne Abner (Culinary Arts/Eaton).
Cameron Gamble is a senior student within the Early Childhood Program. Gamble is a leader within her program and is always giving 100 percent effort. Gamble is a diligent student and participates in FCCLA.
Shyanne Abner is a junior student within the Culinary Arts Program. Abner recently attended the FCCLA leadership camp. Her willingness to help and lead others is appreciated by her peers.
MVCTC would like to thank Marion’s Pizza for their support and sponsorship of the Health and Consumer Sciences student of the month program.