Category: Allentown

Allentown FFA Wreath Laying Ceremony For First FFA President

February 23, 2020

MANALAPAN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Allentown FFA held a wreath laying ceremony for the first FFA National President from Freehold, NJ today the 2nd day of FFA Week. This has been a tradition tracked back in Allentown FFA scrap books as far as 1975.

Applegate was elected first FFA president in 1928 (Called New Farmers of America in 1928) First National FFA Convention is held in Kansas City, Mo.: 33 delegates from 18 states (Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin) are in attendance.

More on NJ’s FFA History here at the NJ Department of Agriculture website.

Leslie N. Applegate was born on October 20, 1911 and died in December 1971. Anyone wishing to visit Applegate is buried in Old Tennent Cemetery 454 Tennent Rd, Manalapan, Section C, Lot 16, Grave 279

Selected Wrestling Results From NJSIAA Districts

February 22, 2020

Complete details at:  https://www.trackwrestling.com/  search for NJSIAA Tournament

NJSIAA District 21 held at Wall High School

138 Hamilton North Nottingham David Aboasu with a 5-3 decision over Northern Burlington David Aboasu

152 Hamilton North Nottingham Joachim Larose with a 6-1 decision over Lawrence Sean Mills

160 Hamilton North Nottingham Kwanir Edwards with a 9-5 decision over Northern Burlington Jamie Lovenduski

NJSIAA District 22 held at Middletown North High School

113 Trenton Cory Stallworth 3rd place with a fall over Westampton Ibrahim Kermen at 2:18

120 Allentown Joey Lamparelli 1st place with a 9-3 decision over Middletown North Fred Luchs

145 Allentown’s Matt Paglia 2nd place after a 5-3 decision over CBA Tyler Barrett

160 Allentown’ Nick Golden 1st place after a 3-1 decision over Red Bank Catholic Sabino Portella

170 Trenton Central High School Te’amo Nazario 1st place, Allentown Paskal Miga 2nd place

195 Notre Dame Jaylen Bynes 3rd place with a fall against Trenton Jayson Williams at 1:47

220 Allentown Daniel Schweitzer 3rd with a fall against Willingboro Naeem Walker at 3:01

Allentown’s Matt Paglia with 100 career wins today at Middletown North High School During Districts

NJSIAS District 23 held at Point Pleasant Beach High School

106 Robbinsville Shailen Savur 1st place with 8-1 decision over Pt. Pleasant Boro Lucas Toree

106 Hightstown Robert Fattore 3rd place TF 1.5 5:16 over Steinert-Hamilton East Nicholas Ricigliano

113 Hamilton East Steinert 1st with a 11-3 decision over Long Branch Dylan Kelleher

120 Robbinsville Dylan Cifrodelli 2nd after a 7-3 decision against Point Pleasant Boro James Latendorf 1st

120 Hightstown Joseph Obst 3rd place over Long Branch Ignacio Guzman

126 Robbinsville Drake Torrington 1st in 11-4 decision over Long Branch Joseph Conlon

126 Giovanni Morina 3rd place with a 9-4 decision over Anthony Verdi Hamilton East Steinert

132 Hightstown Kether Thornton 1st place with a 9-2 decision over Point Pleasant Beach Siley Simon

145 Hightstown Elijah Rodriguez 2nd after a decision against Point Pleasant Beach Jesse Bowers

160 Highstown Alex Stavrou 2nd after a 6-5 decision against Point Pleasant Boro Ty Bailey

195 Hightstown Chris Stavrou 2nd against Long Branch Patrick O’Dwyer 1st

195 Hamilton East Steinert 3rd against Point Pleasant Beach George Kaiafas

220 Hightstown Bryan Bonilla 3rd with at 4-0 decision over Point Pleasant Boro Patrick Frawley

285 Hightstown Brenden Hansen 1st over Neptune Isaias Thomas

Congrats to Hightstown Coach Russo who was named the District 23 Coach of the Year

NJSIAA DISTRICT 24 held at Delran High School

170 Hamilton West Ryan Bennett 1st with a 8-7 decision over Ocean Twp. Tah-Jay Phillips

FFA Week: Allentown FFA At Tractor Supply

February 22, 2020

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Allentown FFA Chapter was at the Allentown-Upper Freehold Tractor Supply today showing scrap books and other items from the FFA Chapter. Several current FFA members as well as Allentown FFA Alumni were on hand. Tractor Supply is collecting donations for the FFA Paper Emblem Program during FFA Week.

Tomorrow the Allentown FFA Chapter will have a wreath laying ceremony at grave site of Leslie Applegate from New Jersey who was elected first National FFA president in 1929. Looking though chapter records this has been a tradition since at least 1975 during FFA Week.

You may want to donate to the TSC FFA Paper Emblem Program if you happen to visit Tractor Supply this FFA Week.

National FFA Week: Feb 22 to 29, 2020, Looking Back at 1988-89 Allentown FFA Banquet

February 22, 2020

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–It is National FFA Week and this year is celebrated from February 22 to 29, 2020. The Allentown High School Chapter of the FFA Organization has a deep history in the area. Recently I came across a set of negatives of the 1988-89 FFA Banquet in Allentown. From the mark on one of the negatives one of the group photos may have been published back in the Messenger Press, none of the other photos have been seen before. Enjoy a look back in time from 32 years ago. Also a few photos in the mix of the Allentown FFA Alumni meeting in 1988-89.

If you happen to stop by Tractor Supply Company in Allentown/Upper Freehold today you may bump into some current and past FFA members. You may want to donate to the TSC FFA Paper Emblem Program while you are there.

Follow our Facebook page there are over 1,000 photo from late 1980s to early 90s of events in our area.

Basketball: TCA Over Allentown Boys 78-66

February 21, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Trenton Catholic Academy, Iron Mikes boys basketball team defeated the Allentown, Redbirds with a final score of 78-66. The Trenton Catholic Academy will advance in the Mercer County Tournament and take on Hightstown in the final 4 to be held at the Cure Insurance Arena.

Basketball: Trenton Over Allentown Girls 47-41

February 21, 2020

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The visiting Trenton Tornadoes girls basketball team defeated the Allentown Redbirds during the Mercer County Tournament with a final score of 47-41. Trenton High School Girls will advance to the final 4, their next game is against Trenton Catholic Academy.

Allentown FFA January 2020 Update

February 21, 2020

By: Kylie Byrne

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–This past month Jennifer Healey of the Allentown FFA was named the January State Member of the Month for New Jersey. Any FFA member who wishes to become a member of the month for the state has to complete an application which then gets sent to the State. Many members apply for this award every month.

The Allentown FFA apparel sale came to an end this month. It was a huge success and everyone loved the design for the apparel. It was so popular that we decided to do another order due January 17th.

January 16th was our monthly chapter meeting. We had the opportunity to
welcome Mrs Pribell to come and speak to us. We learned alot about the Farm Bureau and how we can be involved. Mrs Pribell also spoke to us about her and her husband’s beekeeping business. It was very interesting to learn about the different types of honey and what it takes to be a beekeeper. We would like to thank Mrs Pribell for this amazing opportunity.

After the meeting was adjourned we held a cupcake decorating
competition.

Coming up in February we have FFA Week. FFA week is held the last week of February which is February 23rd to the 29th. FFA week is a time for chapters all around the country to celebrate FFA and how it has affected each member. During this week we do many fun activities and attend a leadership conference. We are also preparing for our Valentine’s Day fundraiser. In this fundraiser we sell pre-ordered roses that will be sent to the person of their choice on Valentine’s Day.