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Thurmond FFA Places 2nd in Region
web posted February 23, 2012
JOHNSTON – Have you ever wondered what a
Plumb Bob was? What about the proper use of a 90 degree pipe elbow? The
students on the Thurmond FFA Tool Identification Team know all of this
and more. As a matter of fact, they have to identify
and tell the use of 190+ tools! They competed on Feb. 14th at the
Chester Co. Career Center for the title of the FFA Mid State Tool
Identification CDE winner.
Students took a written exam on the proper use of tools, as well as
participated in an identification section.This event is open to
students who are active FFA members and are freshmen or sophomores
enrolled in their first year of Agricultural Education.
The CDE stimulates knowledge, interest, and understanding of the
various tools used in the agriculture industry. Members of the Thurmond
FFA Tool ID team are: Micah Goforth, Brittany Berry, Lucky Bailey and
Leigh Northrop. The team finished 2nd in the region and will advance to
the State Contest in Columbia this April. Brittany Berry was also named
Top Individual at the contest with almost a perfect score!
The tractor driving team also competed with a 5th place overall finish
and team members were: Austin Fulmer, Kevin Smith, Kyle Smith and Jimmy
Foley. Their advisors are: Darla Steele & Dan Henderson.Thank you
to the Chester Co. Center for hosting these events.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of
is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of
local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin
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 it 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. For more information visit http://www.ffa.org, and follow us on
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