Ballard FFA Competes at State Convention
By WestKyStar Staff
LA CENTER, KY - Members of the Ballard Memorial FFA chapter recently represented their school and community well at the Kentucky FFA Association’s annual state convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Eight local members, along with over 2,000 others from across the state, participated in a variety of activities from career development events to leadership workshops, a career fair, and even making new friends from across the state. .
Drew Myers placed second in the state for his proficiency in grain entrepreneurship. He had placed first in regional competition.
Hagen Gholson placed third in the state with his application for an agri-entrepreneurship grant. Gholson had received $600 to invest in his wood-splitting business. He previously had placed first in Purchase regional competition.
Tristen Heal also placed third in the state in small animal care and production. She had placed first in regional competition, too.
The marketing plan team of Madison Cooper, Caity Meinschein and Christian Roberts placed in the top five in state competition. Although this contest did not require prior regional qualification, Ballard FFA Adviser Danielle Reeser said the group had put their hearts and souls into the contest nonetheless.
The record keeping team of Noah Overby, Harley Stephens and Neely Williams placed in the top 10 in state competition. This group did have to qualify by winning a regional contest.
Also recognized at the state convention were BMHS alumni Kevyn Cunningham for winning her regional proficiency; Mallie Myers for winning regional speech competition; and Cunningham, Mallie Myers and Drew Myers for receiving their Kentucky State FFA Degrees this year.