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Strom Thurmond FFA Association Tractor Operations Team Takes 1st Place
web posted September 26, 2012
JOHNSTON – Students of the Strom
Career Center FFA Chapter spent their Thursday evening last week in
Chester County South Carolina competing in the South Carolina Mid-State
Region Tractor Operations Competition. Not only did the team
finish the competition in first place, but senior FFA member Colton
Kirkland was able to complete the event as the highest scoring
individual. Kirkland completed the entire course in less than one
minutes and twenty five seconds with no deductions resulting in a
Students in the Tractor Operations Career Development Event, earn the
opportunity to demonstrate their technical knowledge as it relates to
the operation of a tractor and trailer.
Students tested their knowledge through a driving course in which th ey
had to not only pull a landscaping trailer, but also back it perfectly
centered into a shoot.
The team will now travel to Columbia South Carolina in October to
compete in the South Carolina FFA State Tractor Operations Career
Development Event. Members of the Strom Thurmond team were:
Colton Kirkland, Cody Borden, Logan Pollock, Jimmy Foley and Jacob
Smith. Their coach and advisor is Mr. J. Brooks.
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.
National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by
the 81st United States Co ngress, 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
www.ffa.org, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information regarding the agriculture program at Strom
Thurmond Career Center, contact Jeremy Brooks or Darla Steele at the
school, (803) 275-1767 or visit the agriculture program website at
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