MHS Students Recognized During PA Farm Show Competition
Last week, 14 Milton Hershey School high school students participated in the 103rd annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. The students spent months preparing for the event by caring for and training their animals, which included beef cattle, goats, and sheep. During the show, they competed in a variety of categories to showcase the skills and knowledge they developed through the school’s Agricultural and Environmental Education (AEE) program.
MHS students competed against youth and adults across the state and were evaluated on their ability to lead and control their animals while in the judging ring.
Several students achieved recognition throughout the Farm Show competition:
- Freshman Liliana Yeagley was recognized as Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Champion for the Toggenburg Youth Show.
- Senior Kerri Hoffman was recognized as the Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Champion for the Recorded Grade Youth Show.
- Junior Amelia Usner placed first in the Recorded Grade Dam and Daughter Open Show and Saanen Does in Milk 2-3 Years, Youth Show.
- Freshman Anthony Gulli placed first in the LaMancha Does in Milk 3-5 Years, Youth Show.
- Senior Chase Bailey placed second in the Hereford Early Junior Yearling Heifers Youth Show.
- Sophomore Greg Gulli placed second in the Southdown Yearling Ewe Youth Show and Southdown Late Spring Ewe Lamb Youth Show.
- Junior James Brewer placed second in the Southdown Late and Early Spring Ewe Lamb Open Shows.
- Freshman Elijah Ward placed second in the Recorded Grade Dry Yearling Youth Show.
- Senior Aliza Blackburn placed third in the LaMancha Dry Yearling Youth Show.
- Sophomore Kenny Casey placed third in the Hereford Early Summer Yearling Heifers Youth and Open Show.
- Sophomore Jordan Kissinger placed fifth in the Hereford Late Spring Heifer Calves Youth Show.
Milton Hershey School’s Agricultural and Environmental Education (AEE) department exposes pre-K through 12th-grade students to environmental and agricultural contexts through experiential learning opportunities like the Pennsylvania Farm Show. AEE provides MHS students hands-on experience with crops, orchards, floriculture, beef cattle, dairy goats, sheep, small animals, and horses. Learn more.