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West Bladen FFA Members Participate in Career Development Events

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FFA Career Development Events are designed to help students learn career specific skills in a competitive and supportive environment. WBHS FFA members are committed to learning those skills through participation in events that will help them further their career plans.

On October 24th, 2019, West Bladen High School FFA participated in the Land Judging Career Development Event held in Scotland County. This event requires students to determine soil texture, soil structure, slope, permeability, and make land treatment recommendations. Team members were: Summer Addington, Alex Brisson, Daniel Kinlaw, and MacKenzie Morris. WBHS FFA placed 1st in the Bladen County district.

On November 14th, the FFA chapter competed in the Three Rivers FFA Federation Truck and Tractor Driving CDE. Daniel Kinlaw and Hunter Holland competed in tractor driving, and MacKenzie Morris competed in truck driving. During these events students hone and demonstrate skills in safely operating trucks and/or tractors in an agricultural setting. Kinlaw, pictured below, placed 1st in the Federation in his respective event. He will represent West Bladen in the state level tractor driving competition in February.

On November 26th, the WBHS FFA chapter competed in the State FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event in Raleigh, NC. FFA members on the team judged breeding and market livestock (goats, sheep, cattle, and swine) and orally defended their decisions on two classes of livestock. The livestock judging team placed 2nd in the Three Rivers FFA Federation. Livestock team members pictured (left to right): Kirsten Warrick, Kayla Norris, MacKenzie Morris, and Jessalyn Vendrick

West Bladen FFA is committed to “making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.” This portion of the National FFA mission is partially accomplished through the knowledge and skills developed by competing in Career Development Events.

Respectfully Submitted,
Hannah Davis
WBHS FFA Reporter

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