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Hunterdon County Commissioners recognize Polytech students for their extraordinary achievements

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Several students from the Hunterdon County Polytech were recently honored by the county commissioners.

The students were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the 96th National FFA Convention & Expo on Nov. 2 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students who participated in the competition were from the Hunterdon County Environmental Sustainability and Engineering Academy FFA Chapter and Hunterdon County Polytech (Animal Science) FFA Chapter.

“I want to congratulate all the students from the Hunterdon County Polytech Program on these amazing achievements. This Board has always had a strong partnership with the Hunterdon County Vocational School District and feel that a strong vocational educational program is instrumental to the generational growth of tomorrow’s industry leaders here in Hunterdon County,” Commissioner Director Zach Rich said.

The following awards were given to members of the Hunterdon County Polytech community:

  • The Animal Science chapter received a Bronze Award overall, and individual accolades were
    awarded to, Ayla Blankenbush for Gold, Brittney Svendsen for Silver, Anaya Barnwell and
    Dakota Meys for Bronze.
  • Forestry ranked Bronze as a team, and Alyssa Perhsad, Juliann Bonomi, Kirstyn McKee, and Emily Robbins were ranked Bronze individually.
  • Milk, Quality and Products was ranked Silver as a team, Natalie Hoffman was ranked Bronze individually, and Zoe Laffler, Lexi Porambo, and Tessa Jenkins-Hiscox were ranked Silver individually.
  • Agronomy was ranked Silver as a team, Emma Wuerthner was ranked Bronze individually, and Nine Weiland, Luke DeFrange, and Ned Scannell were ranked Silver individually.

“You have all gained many tools at Polytech that give you a strategic advantage as compared to your peers. I encourage you to use those tools to keep pursuing your academic and personal dreams. I wish you continued success moving forward and again congratulations!,” Rich said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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