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East Hampton Student Named a Star at 'Big E' Agriculture Ceremony

Kacey Reinholtz, a 2012 graduate of the agriculture program at Middletown High School, was named 2012 FFA Regional Star in Agricultural Production.

Kacey Reinholtz, 2012 graduate of the Middletown Agriculture Science and Technology program located at Middletown High School, was named the 2012 FFA Regional Star in Agricultural Production at a ceremony held at the Big E on Sept. 15.

Reinholtz, the daughter of George and Kathy Reinholtz of East Hampton, was eligible for Regional FFA Star consideration after she was named the 2012 Connecticut FFA State Star this past May. 

She submitted an application detailing her experiences raising dairy goats and demonstrating leadership in the FFA program, and participated in an interview this past weekend. Reinholtz represented the state of Connecticut in the Regional FFA Star program, which is open to agriculture students throughout the Northeast region and consists of 12 states ranging from Maine to North Carolina. 

Reinholtz, is currently a freshman at Delaware Valley College in Pennysylvania, where she is majoring in animal science. She is also a member of the Mattabeset FFA Chapter, the youth leadership organization associated with the Middletown Agriculture Science and Technology program based at Middletown High School.

The Middletown Regional Agriculture Science & Technology Program is available to high school students from Chester, Clinton, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, East Hampton, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Killingworth, Madison, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland, Rocky Hill, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. 

The National FFA Organization is the nation’s leading agricultural youth leadership organization with over 7,000 FFA chapters in the United States, serving 540,379 FFA members. For further information about the program, please call (860) 704-4599 or on the web at www.middletownschools.org.

This information came from a press release from the Middletown High School agriculture program.

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