Pettisville students attend The Big E


On Sept. 14, Kayla Wyse and Madeleine Wixom traveled to West Springfield, Mass. During their trip, they visited The Big E, where Wyse presented her Agriscience fair project at the competition during the Big E.

The Big E is the state exposition for the six northeastern states or a state fair for the six states that are too small to have their own. During their visit Wixom and Wyse were able to visit the six buildings that the states had built to represent themselves, ride an elephant and pet a zebu. They also got to see how these states show their animal projects.

At the agriscience competition, all divisions and categories competed in one group. Wyse placed third and received gold at the competition. Both girls had an overall enjoyable time.

Later this month, Wyse will compete at the National FFA Agriscience Fair during National FFA Convention. She will present her project that researched the pumpkin varieties that green aphids preferred.

Jordan Skates, a Pettisville School graduate will also present her research project at the National FFA Agriscience Fair. She resurveyed the kind and size of fish that had been previously stocked in a local pond. Both girls were selected to be one of 12 in their category and division from across the USA.