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Piedmont High Student Competes in National FFA Agriscience Fair
Adam Rushing, a junior at Piedmont High School, recently competed in the National FFA Agriscience Fair. Rushing was awarded a Silver pin in honor of the project titled: "Hydrogen Generators: Are They Worth It?". He was successful at the state level before moving to the National Fair. All 580 participants received their gold, silver or bronze pins and were honored at the Agriscience Awards Presentation at the National FFA Convention October 20-23 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rushing was personally motivated to create this agriscience project. When asked about the rationale for choosing hydrogen generators, Adam replied, "I did this project because I wanted to find a cheaper way for me to drive to school."
The agriscience fair program is sponsored by Cargill and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, which includes cash awards for the top three winners in each category and division. The National FFA Organization formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U. S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs.
Written by: Jenny Hinson, Piedmont High Teacher and FFA Advisor
Posted: Dec 03, 2010 by Mrs. Annette Kilby