FFA Travels to State Competition and Rodeo

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The Russell County FFA Chapter recently traveled to Murray State University to compete in multiple Kentucky FFA State Career Development Events. They have been preparing for this competition almost every day after school for a month. The team members of the Vet Science team had to complete the Vet Science class to participate, just like the Horse Judging and Horsemanship team had to complete the Equine Science class.

The Vet Science Team was awarded 5th place. The members are Michelea Waskosky, Brannon Lawson, Evan DeHart, and Kaylee Kinnett. Michelea was 9th high individual and Brannon was 12th high individual in the overall contest.

The Horse Judging team members were Danielle Blevins, Jayla Brown, Brooklyn Carroll, and Mandy Nelson. The team placed 10th overall. Danielle Blevins was the 3rd place overall high individual. Kara Ryder competed in the individual horsemanship riding competition. Kara rode a Murray State University Equestrian Team horse in the beginner division. Kara placed 3rd in her class.

While attending competitions members also toured the Murray State University campus and met with college students to discuss campus life. FFA advisors are Mrs. Bethany Garmon and Mr. Dustin Gosser.

Last week the FFA Chapter also took a trip to the Rodeo at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds. They left school Friday morning to visit the North American Livestock Expo that included a sheep show, draft horse competitions, information booths, dairy cows, and a lot more. Mrs. Garmon guessed that there were over 500 head of animals at the Expo. Later that night they all got to attend the Rodeo as a chapter. Mrs. Garmon added that this trip is more than just getting out of school to go on a field trip. These kids get to experience things that some of them have never even seen before, it is way more than just seeing a Rodeo.

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