Calloway FFA Students Win Multiple Awards at State
By WestKyStar Staff
MURRAY, KY - The Calloway County High School FFA Chapter qualified a record 20 students for state competition during this past school year, and had 16 students attend the Kentucky State FFA Convention in Lexington during the week of June 11, 2012.
The Chapter placed 1st in the Chapter Meeting Team (Parliamentary Procedure) Contest, and will compete at the National FFA Convention in October. Team members for the event were Jay Green, Morgan Hillman, Jacob Reynolds, Hugh Paschall, Megan Harper, Travis Palmer, Christina Bailey, Ian Umstead, Caleb Brannon, and Erica Rogers.
The Chapter placed 1st in the Ag Sales Contest for the 1st time in school history, and will compete at the National FFA Convention as well. Team members were Rachel Ross (1st place individual), Blake Wetherington, Jay Green, and Hugh Paschall.
Other State Champions in Individual Contests included:
Jay Green - Crop Impromptu Speaking
Megan Harper - Goat Impromptu Speaking
Clint Craig - Forest Management SAE
Caleb Brannon - Emerging Ag Technology SAE
Perhaps the highlight of the Convention for the Calloway County FFA was seeing Chapter President Jay Green selected as a top five candidate for State Star Farmer Award! Jay also received 2 $1000 scholarships, one for being a State Star Farmer Candidate and another from Archer Daniels Midland Corporation awarding students for both academic and extra-curricular success.
The Chapter received it's 8th consecutive Gold Chapter Rating for involvement and received recognition for taking part in the FFA Day of Service and the Support our Troops Campaign.
Other individual contest success included, 2nd place individuals:
Megan Harper - Diversified Livestock SAE
Caleb Brannon - Plant Science Research SAE
3rd place individuals included:
Cassidy Neal - Sheep Impromptu Speaking
Erica Rogers - Nursery Impromptu Speaking
Hugh Paschall - Poultry Impromptu Speaking
Other State Competitors in Lexington included:
Audree Harper - FFA Creed Speaking
Daniel Harper - Greenhouse Impromptu Speaking
Morgan Hillman - Prepared Public Speaking
Caleb Brannon - Extemporaneous Public Speaking
Megan Harper - Goat Production SAE
Jay Green - Diversified Horticulture SAE
Haley Gilbert - Turf Grass Management SAE, but was unable to attend.
Bailey Futrell - Ag Sales State Contest, but was unable to attend.