FFA Chapter Participates in State FFA Horse Evaluation Event

FFAThe Scotland FFA Chapter participated in State FFA Horse Evaluation Event held at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC on April 23, 2016.  Team members were Athena Ward, Mira Ward and McKenzie Moody.  The FFA advisors are Carrie Wilkins and Reid Ledbetter.

“Participation in this even helps FFA members learn how to carefully select stock; a valuable career skill for working with producers,” says Jason Davis. State FFA coordinator. Students demonstrate their ability to reason and communicate about equine selection, management, and production. Participants are responsible for evaluating classes of horses composed of performance and halter. Participants then give oral reasons for their selections.

The highest scoring team in the state event is eligible to compete in the National FFA event at the National FFA Convention in October 2016. The top three teams and high scoring individual will be recognized during the 86th North Carolina FFA State Convention in Raleigh on June 21-23, 2016.

The Scotland FFA team placed first in class placing and first in reasons in the South Central Region.  Athena Ward was first place individual in the South Central Region.  The contest consist of four halter classes, six performance classes and two reasons classes.

This event is one of 43 different career development events offered 10 North Carolina FFA members on the state level. The North Carolina FFA Foundation sponsors the state Horse Evaluation Career Development Event.

The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of 20,119 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, and technology of agriculture with 260 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 http://www.ncffa.org for more information.

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