Hundred FFA Rising to the Top
In the past few months, Hundred FFA has showed how their hard work is paying off. On June 2-3 members traveled to Morgantown to participate in the annual Career Development Events. Under the instruction of Mr. Scott Ash several members of the Hundred FFA worked extremely hard preparing for these events.
Fifty-four FFA chapters from all across the state gathered at WVU campus in Morgantown competing in various agriculture related judging events with the Hundred FFA placing 13th overall. The livestock evaluation team members, Annie Fox, Hailey Eastham, Valerie Soles, and Danny Kolat placed 4th overall in the state. Annie Fox led the team as she placed third high individual. Contestants of the meat evaluation team consisted of Alex Britton, Richard Yoccum, Charles Matthews and Jimmy Shamblin finishing fifth place overall in state competition. In the Ag.
Business category, Holden Moore, Taylor Fetty and Meliah Umstead competed and finished seventh in the state. Ashley Miller, Wyatt Metz, Kaitlyn Kuhn, and Davin Copeland represented Hundred in the Forestry competition while finishing eighth.
Emily Rine, Meliah Umstead, Madeline Goff and Amber Yoho led the Entomoloy team to a ninth place finish. Competitors in the Plant Pathology division, Deidre Morris, Sydney Hoyle, Dustin Adams and Madysen Wheeler placed as the 10th in state completion.
On July 8, Hundred FFA Parliamentary Procedure team had the opportunity to travel to Cedar Lakes and compete in the state competition. Holden Moore, Hailey Eastham, Valerie Soles, Taylor Fetty, Meliah Umstead and Annie Fox advanced to the final round where they competed on July 9 and placed first as a team in the state.
The Parliamentary Procedure team will be going to national convention this October 2015 to represent West Virginia at the National level.
The regional first place land judging team also competed at Cedar Lakes in state competition and finished in sixth place overall. Team members included Holden Moore, Casandra Henderson, Emily Rine and Annie Fox.
The students and their agriculture educator, Mr. Scott Ash, will continue to work diligently in hopes of bringing Hundred FFA to the top.