Being in FFA is not just about raising award-winning rabbits and livestock,
it’s also about helping students prepare for a career in agriculture.
Through the recent Texas FFA Career Development events, students were tested and challenged to apply technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as their knowledge of a variety of subjects.
Congratulations to all of the FISD FFA Chapters that competed across several Career Development Events, especially the students listed below who won several notable awards. Amal Abdullah, Reagan Brandenburg, Allison Choate and Rachel Hallett of the Centennial FFA Chapter are 1st in District IV and 1st in Area V for Forage. The team went on to compete at the state Forage contest held at Sam Houston State University where they placed 14th.
The Dairy Cattle State contest was held at Tarleton State University where Heritage FFA students Hayven Clark, Hayley Alvarado, Kailey Sweesy and Juliana Wilson competed as a team with Juliana Wilson placing as a Top Twenty Individual in the
state. The team finished 2nd in District IV.
Both the Lone Star and Reedy Floriculture teams qualified for the state contest with Reedy placing 1st and Lone Star placing 2nd in the District IV ranks. Cadence Calendine, Allison Lorenz, Megan Ripley and Lauren Vosburg of Lone Star and Paityn
Leatherwood, Marlee Parsons, Leila Roberti and Maddie Wilson of Reedy competed at the state Floriculture contest held at Sam Houston State University.
The Memorial FFA Cotton team of Mollie Anderson, Austin Blagg and Molly Burgraff placed 1st in both District IV and Area V and went on to compete at the state contest held at Texas Tech University.
The Reedy FFA Chapter had three teams compete in state events which include Floriculture, Ag Communications and Vet Science. The Ag Communications team of Adi Adams, Leila Roberti, Tyler Rottermond and Olivia Vogt went on to compete at the Texas Tech State Contest where they placed 6th as a team. Additionally, Leila Roberti placed 4th overall as an individual competitor in this event. After placing 1st in District IV, the Reedy Vet Science team competed in College Station, where Adie Adams, Noah Archer and Olivia Vogt competed at the state contest at Texas A&M University