The FFA Chapter of Lorain County JVS held its annual banquet to celebrate the students’ successes and accomplishments of the past year. With family and friends in attendance, every career development event was announced and the top students in each event were awarded plaques and pins.
Beth Berthold, Landscape and Greenhouse Management instructor, and FFA advisor shared that the banquet is something she looks forward to each year.
“This year’s banquet was nearly one hundred percent put together by the underclassmen,” shared Berthold. “It was great to see the students from both the Industrial Equipment Mechanics and the Landscape and Greenhouse Management programs come together to do everything. It amazes me that sophomores and juniors have that kind of drive to put on a great banquet for themselves as well as the seniors. I can’t wait to see what they come up with for next year.”
Special recognition was made during the event for LCJVS Science Instructor, Kurt Joviak, for his continued support of the LCJVS FFA Chapter. Joviak was named an Honorary Chapter Member during the ceremony, and outgoing President, Kevin Daviduk, Landscape, and Greenhouse Management senior from Amherst presented Joviak with a special plaque.
The banquet concluded with the 2023-2024 LCJVS FFA Officers being announced.
They are as follows: President, Gwen Dennison, Landscape and Greenhouse Management sophomore from Elyria; Vice President, Vayda Wiles, Industrial Equipment Mechanics sophomore from Firelands; Treasurer, Allison Dubber, Landscape and Greenhouse Management sophomore from Keystone; Secretary, Ethan Broz, Industrial Equipment Mechanics junior from Midview; Reporter, Emily McElheny, Landscape and Greenhouse Management junior from Amherst; Sentinel, Landon Kinas, Industrial Equipment Mechanics junior from North Ridgeville; and Student Advisor, Nathan Sword, Industrial Equipment Mechanics sophomore from Wellington.
The National FFA Organization is an extracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership.