PVCS FFA Chapter Visits Oswegatchie Educational Center

SOUTH DAYTON – The FFA chapter at Pine Valley Central School has had quite the adventure to Oswegatchie Educational Center in the Adirondack Park.

Twenty-four FFA students went on the trip. Advisor Isaac Habermehl and FFA President Andrew Miller presented to the board of education about what the students did.

“We had a fun time,” Miller said.

Miller, along with Stephanie Popielarz, student board member, described the different activities for the students, who range from seventh through 12th grades. FFA donated $2,000 two years ago to the low ropes course at the center, so the students spent most of their time on this course. One of the obstacles the students had to work through was moving students from one island to another using 2 foot by 8 foot boards. The students had to work together in order to ensure everyone passed from one island to the next. Each island was made out of pieces of wood on the ground. Each group of students completed seven to eight events in the low ropes course.

Board members also approved to send a letter urging Congress and the Obama administration to amend the Budget Control Act. According to Pete Morgante, district superintendent, the district could face cuts in Title 1, Title 2 and Title 6.

“It’s hard to say how much we would lose,” he said.