Thursday, September 17, 2015

Program of the Month: Cumberland Valley High School #studentsuccess

In Pennsylvania we have over 150 FFA chapters that represent the Blue and Gold at its finest. There is one chapter that has stood above the rest this month to become our September Program of the Month. I am proud to say that my alma mater, Cumberland Valley High School, is that program.

 FFA members were invited to
volunteer with the 75th Anniversary of Heifer International.
CumberlandValley’s FFA was chartered in 1954 with goals to focus on professional development and enhancement of their leadership capabilities on their members. Under the supervision of Ms. Darla Romberger and Mrs. Weyer, Cumberland Valley since then has developed CASE curriculum and have had active students in the community with their various service projects. They are event branching out of the community to corporate agriculture companies such as Heifer International, competing in career development events on the State and National level, and are constantly making a name for themselves.
Cumberland Valley Agriscience Program offers a wide array of classes for their students to take including:
Case Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
CASE Animal Science
CASE Plant Science
CASE Food Science
CASE Animal and Plant Biotechnology
Agricultural Power and Technology
Agricultural Fabrication
FFA Leadership I and II

Some of their latest chapter accomplishments are highlighted below:
National Chapter Award: 3-Star Chapter Ranking in 2013, 2014, and 2015

First Place State FFA Marketing Plan Team (2015)

Second Place State FFA Horse Evaluation Team (2015)

National Silver Ranking in Agricultural Communications (2014)

5th Place National Gold Ranking Parliamentary Procedures Team (2013)

4 State Proficiency Winners

6 State Proficiency Finalists (2015)

2 National Finalists in FFA Agriscience Fair (2014&2015)

Recipient of $2,500 National FFA “Food for All” Grant (2014)

Recipient of $2,500 National FFA “Living to Serve” Grant (2014)

FFA Banquet- Over 250 members, parents, school administrators, and guests present. 
Cumberland Valley has done a great job in being an awesome chapter and having a great curriculum for students to help ready them for career and educational success. We look forward to seeing more from this chapter and what great things are yet to come!

If you would like to contact them for information about the program you can reach them at these social media outlets:

Facebook: Cumberland Valley FFA
FFA Twitter: @CV_FFA1954
Program Twitter: @CV_AgSciences
Instagram: @cvffa 

To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog

Olivia Murphy-Sweet
Student Blogger
Teach Ag! Avenger
Twitter Handle @OSweetMurph  
2016 Agricultural Education Student Teacher 

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