June 21, 2022 - The Comal ISD Board of Trustees recognized 30 agriculture science students who qualified for state FFA competitions this spring as well as the district’s first National PTA Reflections winner during its monthly board meeting Monday.
Peyton Crow, a second-grade student from Indian Springs Elementary made district history when her photography entry in the annual PTA Reflections contest received an Award of Excellence at the National PTA Reflections contest. Her creativity was inspired by this year’s theme, “I will change the world by . . . .” Read more about Crow and her honor in the story recently published.
This year, FFA students from Canyon Lake High School and Smithson Valley High School brought home accolades from area and state competitions in various Career Development Events (CDE) including a third and fourth place in state for team events and a second place in state for Elizabeth Haegelin from SVHS in agricultural sales.
These CDE events allow students to build on their agricultural classes, allowing them to put their knowledge to work. Designed to prepare students for a career in agriculture, these events test and challenge a student’s technical, leadership, interpersonal and team skills as well as subject knowledge.
Here is a list of the state qualifying teams and their members from CLHS and SVHS. The CLHS teams were coached by CLHS agriculture science teachers Alyssa Peterson and Morgan Webel. The SVHS teams were coached by SVHS agricultural science teachers Hailey Bull, Tara Pennartz and Brady Reid.
CLHS Dairy Cattle Evaluation Team
This team placed fourth in Area 7 and 19th in state.
- Krissie Feller
- Brittney Hummel
- Dylan Wunderlich
CLHS Forages Team
This team placed 10th in state.
- Reagan Ackermann
- Macie Goodson
- Trey Hoffmann
- Rylee Wunderlich
CLHS Marketing Plan Team
This team placed fourth in state.
- Addison Martin
- Victoria Smelley
- Autumn Stage
SVHS Agricultural Sales Team
This team placed second in Area 7 and fourth in State.
- Dorian Gallagher
- Elizabeth Haegelin, placed second in state individually
- Abigail Martin
- Noelani Suarez
SVHS Milk Quality Products Team
This team placed third in state.
- Maddie Bartek, placed fifth individually at state
- Abigail Permenter
- Claire Schaeferkoeter
- Kennedy Surratt
SVHS Vet Science Team
- Kori Calcagno
- Cameron Marburger
- Maycee Moody
- Jacy White
SVHS Entomology Team
This team placed ninth at Texas A&M Area CDE, qualified for state and placed 42nd at State CDE contest at Texas Tech.
- Skye Falkenberg
- Cameron Marburger, placed 11th individually at Texas A&M Area CDE
- Alora Snowden
- Bethany Wood
SVHS Farm Business Management Team
- Cameron Marburger
- Camden Posey
- Alora Snowden
- Maryn Tschoepe
-Agriculture science students from Canyon Lake High School who qualified for state in FFA events this spring were recognized by the Comal ISD Board of Trustees during the June board meeting on Monday, June 20.
-Agriculture science students from Smithson Valley High School who qualified for state in FFA events this spring were recognized by the Comal ISD Board of Trustees during the June board meeting on Monday, June 20.
-Second-grade Indian Springs student Peyton Crow was recognized for winning a National award for her PTA Reflections entry at the Comal ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, June 20.
-Second-grade Indian Springs student Peyton Crow shows off her PTA Reflections medals and certificate from the Comal ISD Board of Trustees. The medals were earned for her Reflections photography entry which won at the district, state and National level.