February 02, 2023

Central High School in Burlington wins national awards at Illinois FFA State Convention

Not clear what award students named in the story won, also not clear why these pictures are accompanying the story. Are these all the members of the FFA chapter?

BURLINGTON, Ill. — The Central Burlington FFA Chapter was honored with several awards including a “Building Communities” National Chapter Award at the 94th annual Illinois FFA State Convention in Springfield.

“The awards given at this year’s state FFA convention is a testament to the hard work and dedication that our members have shown throughout this past year,” said Ryan Robinson, FFA sponsor and longtime science and agricultural science teacher at Central High School. “There is a lot to be proud of and celebrated for in the Central FFA Chapter.”

A collection of Central High School students earned their State FFA degree, which is widely recognized as the highest individual award given at the state level. That nearly doubled the total amount given over the chapter’s history.

Central FFA was also recognized as the Top 5 chapter in the state of Illinois for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s honorees include Sophia Battaglia, Jenna Bellavia, Emily Delgado, Caiden Kapraun, Cami Maurer, Grace Melone, Sophia Reckamp and Alessandra Rosales.

The Central FFA Chapter participated in the 153rd Kane County Fair and Festival at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

Central FFA won the Growing Leaders, Building Communities and Strengthening Agriculture section awards. The chapter was also the fourth runner up in the national competition.