Span­ish Fork FFA has suc­cess in com­pe­ti­tions

Serve Daily - - LIFE EVENTS - By Kaylee Lid­di­ard

Stu­dents from the Span­ish Fork High School FFA had the op­por­tu­nity to show off their skills at the re­cent Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Com­pe­ti­tions. Stu­dents com­peted in a va­ri­ety of con­tests that help them learn skills di­rectly re­lated to future ca­reers. Stu­dents com­peted in the fol­low­ing ar­eas: Farm Busi­ness Man­age­ment, Flori­cul­ture, Food Sci­ence, Horse Eval­u­a­tion, Live­stock Eval­u­a­tion, Meats Eval­u­a­tion, Milk Qual­ity and Prod­ucts, Nursey/Land­scape and Poul­try Eval­u­a­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the fol­low­ing stu­dents who ex­celled at the com­pe­ti­tions.

The Live­stock team, con­sist­ing of Amanda Olsen, Brit­ton Redd, Pay­ton Redd, Mal­lory Sorensen and Stran Sorensen, was the third-place team at State CDEs. In ad­di­tion, Brit­ton Redd was named third-high in­di­vid­ual. This team also was the win­ner of the Utah In­vi­ta­tion Con­test with Stran Sorensen be­ing named high in­di­vid­ual, sec­ond place at the De­seret Peak In­vi­ta­tional, and third place at Snow Col­lege Judg­ing.

Chase Holt, Jes­sica Olsen, Porter Olsen and Brooke Sorensen made up the Poul­try team. They were fifth place at the state com­pe­ti­tion. In ad­di­tion, they were the third-place team at the De­seret Peak In­vi­ta­tional.

The Flori­cul­ture team, made up of Ka­cie Jones, Lind­sey Olsen, Tori Rucker and Kalli Unop­u­los, placed fifth at the state com­pe­ti­tion. They were also the sec­ond-place team at the De­seret Peak In­vi­ta­tional. Ka­cie Jones was named the high in­di­vid­ual at the Utah Clas­sic In­vi­ta­tional.

Ken­drie Bar­ber, Ran­dall Huff, Jack­son Ste­wart and Kirsty Stubbs showed they know their meat when they were named the state cham­pi­ons of the Meats Eval­u­a­tion Con­test. Jack­son Ste­wart was named high in­di­vid­ual and Kirsty Stubbs was named sec­ond high. In ad­di­tion, they were the win­ning team at the De­seret Peak In­vi­ta­tional and Jack­son Ste­wart was high in­di­vid­ual. The Meats Eval­u­a­tion team will get the chance to rep­re­sent Utah at the na­tional con­ven­tion.

Stu­dents were also able to com­pete at the Utah State FFA Con­ven­tion. Stu­dents were able to re­ceive awards in­di­vid­u­ally and as a chap­ter. Span­ish Fork was rec­og­nized as a su­pe­rior chap­ter. Kal­ley Stubbs rep­re­sented our chap­ter in the creed com­pe­ti­tion and did a very good job. Brooke Voorhees was selected to be part of the first-ever state choir. Bailee Ar­gyle, Jake Jones, Jor­gen Olsen, Lind­sey Olsen, Tori Rucker, Jack­son Ste­wart and Kalli Unop­u­los re­ceived their State FFA De­grees.

Pro­fi­ciency awards al­low stu­dents who ex­cel in their Su­per­vised Agri­cul­ture Ex­pe­ri­ence to be awarded. Kaitlin Hal­lam was rec­og­nized for her work in Di­ver­si­fied Live­stock Pro­duc­tion. Tori Rucker was rec­og­nized for her work in Land­scape Man­age­ment. Kirsty Stubbs was rec­og­nized for her work with veg­etable pro­duc­tion. These girls will have their port­fo­lios judged in June and, if cho­sen as a top-four win­ner, they will rep­re­sent Utah at the Na­tional FFA Con­ven­tion in Oc­to­ber.

Span­ish Fork FFA had 39 stu­dents com­pete in 12 dif­fer­ent com­pe­ti­tions at the State Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Events.

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