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Sun Valley FFA Members Participate in State Forestry Event

Raleigh, NC – The Sun Valley FFA Chapter recently placed second in the State FFA Forestry Career Development Event held on June 20th, 2012, at the 84th North Carolina FFA State Convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh. Team members include Jacob Walters, Stephen Adams, Amber Hartis, and Avery Philemon. Their FFA Advisor is Dale Cochran. Stephen Adams was the highest scorer in the competition.

The winning team will compete at the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana this October. “Through participation, members gain and strengthen career skills,” says Jason Davis, State FFA Coordinator for North Carolina. The event will test students’ skills and knowledge in the area of forest management. Team members must take a written exam, identify trees and equipment, interpret a map, and complete an orienteering activity.

The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of over 17,400 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with nearly 250 local chapters across the state. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ncffa.org for more information.

Written by: Judy Davis
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 by Judy Davis

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