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New Jersey FFA members attend national conference where NJDA chief of staff receives Honorary American FFA Degree
For Immediate Release: November 3, 2000 Contact:

Hope Gruzlovic


Carol Shipp, NJDA chief of staff, received the Honorary American FFA degree on Oct. 27 at the National FFA Convention for her contributions to agricultural education. She is congratulated by the New Jersey State FFA Officer team at New Jersey's Hall of States booth.

New Jersey's 2,151 members were represented on the delegate floor at the National FFA Convention by State President Christiene Chin, State Parliamentarian Patty Fanella, State Vice President Mike Butler and State Sentinel Chris Nnadi.

State FFA President Christiene Chin carried the state flag during the massing of the flags to open sessions at National FFA Convention, held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 25-28.

More than 100 representatives of the New Jersey FFA Association traveled to Louisville, Ky., where over 40,000 attendees gathered for the 73rd National FFA Convention. New Jersey was represented in 16 career development events including prepared public speaking, dairy foods and agricultural issues.

Tejal Shah, a member of the Jersey City-Dickinson FFA Chapter, competed in the National Agriscience Fair competition. Her project, entitled "As the Worm Turns," was entered in the zoology category.

Erin Zukus and Joe Ragusa from the Allentown FFA Chapter accepted the National Chapter Award on behalf of their chapter, which received the highest ranking as a three-star chapter. The Woodstown FFA Chapter was also awarded a three-star ranking, while the Penns Grove and North Warren Chapter was awarded a two-star ranking.