Jenna Harnish (above, left) of Ulster was welcomed to the state Capitol in Harrisburg by Rep. Tina Pickett (right) on Oct. 9. Harnish was recently selected as the 2018-19 Pennsylvania State FFA president. Also congratulation Jenna were (top. Left) Rep. Clint Owlett (Bradford/Tioga/Potter) and (right) Rep. Martin Causer (Potter/Cameron/McKean), who serves as chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.
Athens Area High School graduate Jenna Harnish of Ulster, Bradford County, visited in the historic chamber of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where she was welcomed by Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and congratulated on being selected as the 2018-19 Pennsylvania State FFA president.
“We’re very proud that this year’s state FFA president is one of our own,” Pickett said of Harnish. “The duties of state FFA president last for an entire year, and I have no doubt that Jenna will serve to the best of her abilities in promoting the FFA organization and agriculture throughout Pennsylvania and the nation.”
As part of her duties, Harnish will host conferences and visit FFA chapters and chapter banquets throughout the state, in addition to promoting agriculture on a national level by attending the FFA National Convention and The Big E exposition.
She earned the title after competing with 27 other contestants who completed a lengthy evaluation process, which include an application, FFA knowledge test, group challenges and rounds of both pre-written and extemporaneous speeches.
“Jenna is an extraordinary young woman, who has demonstrated her exceptional knowledge, skills and leadership ability throughout her high school and extracurricular activities,” Pickett said. “I look forward to working with her and other young leaders in our area to promote agriculture across the Northern Tier.”
While at Athens Area High School, she participated in FFA all four years and specialized in public speaking. She was also the 2017-18 Bradford County Dairy Princess.
Next fall, Harnish will continue her education at Penn State University.