HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — The Maryland FFA Foundation is pleased to announce their annual recipients of the Gift of Blue Program. This program provides membership jackets to 85 deserving FFA members representing 28 chapters throughout the state of Maryland. Over the past 6 years, the Maryland FFA Foundation has been able to sponsor 582 jackets, totaling over $29,000, for deserving FFA members.
Boonsboro: Brooke Rudy, Brooke Upchurch, Taylor Wiles; Boonsboro Middle: Mackenzie Angle, Alexis Iseminger
Clear Spring: Joseph Miler, Maddie Toms; North Garrett: Kolten Mason, Jacob Wilt; Washington County Tech: Laura Gutierrez, Ashlee McGuffin, Jeffrey Snyder
Brunswick: Hailey Lawson, Kalei Lawson, Brynn Reynolds; Catoctin: Ella Burrier, Caroline Clark, Dallas Hassel
Frederick CTC: Langstron Chandler, Heather Leopold, Danielle Roelkey; Linganore: Evan Mayhew, Tate Ondrik, Gracie Stephens; Tuscarora: Emily Kirby, Keira Mascarello, Caroline McDonald; Walkersville: Megan Fletcher, Zack Long, Tamour Nanan
Calvert: Kiley Fling, Ella LaVorgna, Hank Valentin; Damascus: Shannon Dunn, Samantha Fato, Camryn Manoogian;
Fairmont Heights: Nathaniel Sharp, Katie Velasquez, Karen Velasquez; Gwynn Park: Autumn Noell, DeMichael Morgan, Danny Portillo; Howard County: Liam Curtin, Samantha Dixon, Meredith Kasuba; Southern: Brendan Anderson, Lauren Marshall, Brianna Miller; St. Mary’s Forrest Center: Danielle Fellner, Jenna Howell, Jane McKay
Century: Ashlynn Kidwell, Skylar Watson; Hereford: Holly Knight, Annette Mecado-Williams; Liberty: Allie Errigo, Brianna Miraglia, Lillian Priest; Manchester Valley: Catherine Guest, Colleen Haines, Logan MacKenzie; North Harford: Madison Hedges-Bailey, Sarah Wiseman, Joshua Woods; South Carroll: Sophie Phelps, Gracie Ray, MacKenzie Smith; Westminster: Richard Dehart, Caroline Thompson, Adrianna Wrightson
Winters Mill: Spencer Armitage, Keira Milam, Abby Morley
Dorchester: Calisse Bloodsworth, Jazlyn Sapulos, Kady Willey; Parkside CTE Wicomico: Zoey Bradley, Hannah Richardson, Carley Twigg; Queen Anne’s County: Avery Elborn, Megan Mansfield, Kendall Stevens; Worcester Tech: Natalie Canham, Olivia Donovan, Krystal Layfield
The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-governmental nonprofit established in 1989. Through the Maryland FFA, teacher workshops, scholarships, grants, Mobile Labs and Showcases, and revenues from the Ag Tag license plate sales, the Foundation pursues its mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of the importance of agriculture in everyone’s lives. The Maryland FFA Association staff is partially funded through a $50,000 federal Perkins grant facilitated by the Maryland State Department of Education. The Maryland FFA Association has 2,000 student members in 42 local chapters throughout the state.
—Amie McDaniels, Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. (MAEF)