FFA Award Winners

Maine FFA Award Winners

2021-22 (June to May)

Each year, Maine FFA provides a number of awards to recognize superior accomplishments by students. Awards may take the form of plaques, ribbons and/or cash. Most awards are based on events of the annual State FFA Convention held each spring, though other awards are also described below. To learn how to apply for some of these awards and honors, visit the Forms & Resources web page.

Past Year Award Winners:   2019-2020; 2018-20192017-20182016-172015-16; 2014-152013-142012-132011-12

Career Development Events 2022

Competitions conducted at the State FFA Convention and based on individual and/or team performance in areas related to agriculture and natural resources.  2022 Event Results:

Agribusiness/Farm Business Management

First Place Team:  Ashland HS FFA

Second Place Team:  Washburn FFA

Third Place Team:  Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

First Place Individual:  Damien DuMont, Washburn FFA

Second Place Individual:  Micah Calhoun, Ashland HS FFA

Third Place Individual:  Benjamin Howes, Ashland HS FFA

Fourth Place Individuals:  Clark Condon, Ashland HS FFA & Cameron Wilcox, Presque Isle FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Hannah Shaw, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Chris Tardie, Washburn FFA 

Agricultural Sales

First Place Team:  Ashland HS FFA

Second Place Team: Central Aroostook Junior High School FFA

Third Place Team:  Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

First Place Individuals:  Kerigan Guerrette, Caribou FFA & Clark Condon, Ashland HS FFA

Second Place Individual:  Haley Mayne, Caribou FFA

Third Place Individual:  Dylan Stedman, Ashland HS FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Eli Walker, Ashland HS FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Inyas Janoch, Ashland HS FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  William Sargent, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems

First Place Team:  Caribou FFA

Second Place Team: Presque Isle FFA

Third Place Team:  Ashland HS HS FFA

First Place Individual:  Nicholas Margeson, Caribou FFA

Second Place Individual:  Evan Margeson, Caribou FFA

Third Place Individual:  Logan Martin, Caribou FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Dane Driscoll, Presque Isle FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Noah Rooney, Presque Isle FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Lane McCrum, Presque Isle FFA

First Place Team in Electrical Component:  Caribou FFA

First Place Individual in Small Engines Component:  Noah Rooney, Presque Isle FFA

First Place Welding Individual:  Nicholas Margeson, Caribou FFA

Second Place Welding Individual:  Evan Margeson, Caribou FFA

Third Place Welding Individual:  Logan Martin, Caribou FFA

Fourth Place Welding Individual:  Dave Driscoll, Presque Isle FFA

Fifth Place Welding Individual:  Noah Rooney, Presque Isle FFA

Agriscience Fair

First Place Individual:  Hunter Reed, Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Individual:  Damean Denbow, Presque Isle FFA

Third Place Individual:  Shepard Hitchcock, Presque Isle FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Rhiauna Davenport, Presque Isle FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Camden York, Presque Isle FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Lain Ellis, Presque Isle FFA

Creed Speaking 

First Place Individual:  Harleigh Allen, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Second Place Individual:  Jamie McKay, Easton FFA

Third Place Individual:  Jeremiah Holmes, Caribou FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Emily Gallagher, Caribou FFA

Dairy Cattle Evaluation (Virtual) 

First Place Team:  Caribou FFA

Second Place Team:  Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Third Place Team:  Ashland Middle School FFA

First Place Individual:  Haley Mayne, Caribou FFA

Second Place Individuals:  Reid Margeson & Nich Margeson, Caribou FFA

Third Place Individual:  Elijah Barnes, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Evan Margeson, Caribou FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Cole Chase, Presque Isle FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Abigail Howlett, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA 

Discussion Meet

First Place Individual:  Julian Howes, Ashland HS FFA

Second Place Individual:  Ben Pelkey, Easton FFA

Third Place Individual:  Brinleigh Kingsbury, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Maggee Currie, Easton FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Emma Lamoreau, Easton FFA

Employability Skills

First Place Individual:  Micah Calhoun, Ashland HS FFA

Environmental & Natural Resources 

First Place Team:  Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Team:  Easton FFA

Third Place Team:  Mars Hill HS FFA

First Place Individual:  Kaiden Rosi-Carney, Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Individual:  Braden Elliott, Presque Isle FFA

Third Place Individual:  Cole Chase, Presque Isle FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Brinleigh Kingsbury, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Jasmine West, Presque Isle FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Julia Pierce, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA 

Floriculture 

First Place Team:  Caribou FFA

Second Place Team:  Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Third Place Team:  Ashland HS FFA

First Place Individual:  Jazmin Tompkins, Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Individual:  Margaret MacLearn, Ashland HS FFA

Third Place Individual:  Kerigan Guerrette, Caribou FFA

Fourth Place Individuals:  Annabelle Wadsworth & Emily Gallagher, Ashland HS FFA

Fifth Place Individuals:  Rylee Pierce & Anna Kilcollins, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA & Elijah Barnes, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Rory Williams, Presque Isle FFA

Forestry 

First Place Team:  Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Team:  Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

First Place Individuals:  Jasmine West & Braden Elliott, Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Individual:  Dylan Stedman, Ashland HS FFA

Third Place Individual:  Cole Chase, Presque Isle FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Kaiden Rosi-Carney, Presque Isle FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Ethan Carlisle, Presque Isle FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Elliott Sleeper, Caribou FFA

Horse Evaluation

First Place Team:  Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Second Place Team:  Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Third Place Team:  Easton FFA

First Place Individuals:  Anna Kilcollins & Rylee Pierce, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Second Place Individual:  Kristin Bragg, Washburn FFA

Third Place Individual:  Stevi Pierce, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Ryder Brewer, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Sophia Bradstreet, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Abram McCrum, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Introductory Extemporaneous Public Speaking

First Place Individual:  Savannah Dyer-Hallett, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Second Place Individual:  Raiden Cochran, Easton FFA

Third Place Individual:  Dawson Jandreau, Ashland MS FFA

Introductory Prepared Public Speaking

First Place Individual:  Savannah Dyer-Hallett, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Livestock Evaluation (Virtual)

First Place Team:  Caribou FFA

Second Place Team:  Ashland HS FFA

Third Place Team:  Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

First Place Individual:  Haley Mayne, Caribou FFA

Second Place Individual:  Reid Margeson, Caribou FFA

Third Place Individual:  Nich Margeson, Caribou FFA

Fourth Place Individuals:  Chance Sawyer, Ashland HS FFA & Evan Margeson, Caribou FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Dylan Stedman, Ashland HS FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Ella Gagne, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Middle School Quiz Bowl

First Place Team:  Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA (Caden Bell, Kellen McCrum, Dylan McKeen, William Whited)

Second Place Team:  Ashland MS FFA (Carter Craig, Dawson Jandreau, Mason Pierce, Chance Sawyer)

Third Place Team:  Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA (Ella Gagne, Gage McCrum, Hannah Shaw, Dayton Taylor)

Nursery & Landscape

First Place Team:  Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Team:  Easton FFA

First Place Individual:  Erinn Kelly, Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Individual:  Brooke Emerson, Presque Isle FFA

Third Place Individuals:  Lain Ellis & Reese MacFarline, Presque Isle FFA;  Josiah Ellis, Easton FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Wyatt Manning-Harris, Easton FFA

Fifth Place Individuals:  Ashton Bugbee, Easton FFA & Emily McArdle, Ashland HS FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Drew Lamoreau, Easton FFA

Prepared Public Speaking

First Place Individual:  Damien DuMont, Washburn FFA

Safe Tractor Driving

First Place Individual:  Ethan Cushman, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Second Place Individual:  Brayden Martin, Caribou FFA

Third Place Individual:  Lane McCrum, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Fourth Place Individual:  Chase Henderson, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Fifth Place Individual:  Brennan Guerrette, Caribou FFA

Sixth Place Individual:  Mitchell Turner, Caribou FFA

Veterinary Science 

First Place Teams (Tie):  Presque Isle FFA (Alex Bushey, Wayne Bushey, Lily Sonesath, Cameron Wilcox) & Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA (Harleigh Allen, Savannah Hallett, Rebecca O'Leary, Charlie Pierce)

Second Place Team:  Easton FFA (Raiden Cochran, Ashton Embelton, Jamie McKay, Caitlyn McPherson)

Third Place Team:  Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

First Place Individuals:  Rebecca O'Leary, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA & Amelia Dyer, Presque Isle FFA

Second Place Individuals:  Lily Sonesath & Cameron Wilcox, Presque Isle FFA;  Raiden Cochran, Easton FFA

Third Place Individual:  Julia Pierce, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Fourth Place Individuals:  Patrick Hartman, Ashland HS FFA & Charlie Pierce, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA

Fifth Place Individuals:  Harleigh Allen, Central Aroostook Junior HS FFA & Jasmine West, Presque Isle FFA

Sixth Place Individuals:  Rochelle Chasse, Ashland HS FFA; Jamie McKay & Caitlyn McPherson, Easton FFA; Alek Bushey, Presque Isle FFA 

Best Spirit Chapter - 2022 State Convention

Award presented to FFA Chapter whose members exhibit the highest level of enthusiasm, good sportsmanship, friendliness and courtesy during the course of the Maine FFA State Convention.  2022 Recipient:

  • Ashland Middle School FFA

Honorary Maine FFA Degree Recipients - 2022

Award presented to members of Maine’s agriculture and natural resources community who have demonstrated a high level of commitment and service to the Maine FFA Association.  2022 Recipients:

  • Dr. Hannah Carter, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • Mr. Daniel Chuhta, Maine Department of Education
  • Mr. Ghent Holdsworth, Farm Credit East, Presque Isle
  • Dr. Jason Johnston, University of Maine at Presque Isle

Proficiency Award State Winners - 2022

Monetary and honorary awards are based on student accomplishments outside of the classroom in an area related to agriculture and natural resources. Students compete in area of placement (where work is done as an employee) or entrepreneurship (where student initiates and oversees own activity). Candidates must complete extensive applications documenting their goals, progress, hours and earnings (if any). Winners receive a check for $250 and proceed to the national level for further competition.

  • Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance:  Ethan Carlisle, Presque Isle FFA
  • Agricultural Processing: Kaiden Rosi-Carney, Presque Isle FFA
  • Environmental Science & Natural Resources Management: Micah Calhoun, Ashland HS FFA
  • Outdoor Recreation: Dane Driscoll, Ashland HS FFA
  • Poultry Production:  Jasmine West, Presque Isle FFA
  • Service Learning: Clark Condon, Ashland HS FFA
  • Small Animal Production & Care:  Braden Elliott, Presque Isle FFA
  • Vegetable Production:  Nickie Deschaine, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA

Maine FFA Chapter Advisor of the Year - 2021-2022

Award presented to a stellar chapter FFA advisors upon nomination by home chapter and selection by state FFA officer review committee.

  • Ms. Teri Driscoll, Ashland Middle School FFA

Maine FFA Outstanding Chapter Officer - 2022

Award presented for superior service to a Maine FFA student chapter officer in recognition of his or her accomplishments following nomination by home FFA chapter advisor and selection by state FFA officer review committee.

  • Clark Condon, Ashland HS FFA

State FFA Degree Recipients - 2022

Recognition presented annually to those student FFA members who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to and accomplishments in the Maine FFA Association, and who have completed required application.

  • Cailin Brown, Ashland H.S. FFA
  • Micah Calhoun, Ashland H.S. FFA
  • Rochelle Chasse, Ashland H.S. FFA
  • Wyatt Allen, Mars Hill H.S. (CAHS) FFA

State Stars -2022

This award is based on superior accomplishments by students with advanced outside-of-the-classroom activities related to agriculture and natural resources. Winners at the state level receive $300 and the chance to proceed to national competition.

  • Agricultural Placement: Clark Condon, Ashland HS FFA
  • Agriscience:  Dane Driscoll, Ashland HS FFA

 

Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Award - 2022

This award, covering registration costs of $940 for this high quality, one-week leadership training conducted in the summer by the National FFA Organization, is presented to a limited number of students completed thorough and well-considered applications addressing their reasons for attending this event.

  • Wyatt Allen, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA
  • Kassidy Blackstone, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA
  • Ryder Brewer, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA
  • Parker Corey, Washburn FFA
  • Maggee Currie, Easton FFA
  • Anna Kilcollins, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA
  • Abram McCrum, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA
  • Delaney McKeen, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA
  • William Sargent, Mars Hill HS (CAHS) FFA