Mt. Juliet FFA took 27 students to the State FFA Convention held in Gatlinburg, TN this week.
Mt Juliet FFA members were a few of 3100 members who attend the annual convention. Members participated in six different Career Development Events (CDE). Through competing, members learn valuable skills that will help them in future careers. Students learned about how a cooperative works, how to market goods, how to prepare and speak within minutes of drawing a topic, valuable math skills and concepts to help them manage not only farms but business. Students also learn public speaking skills and the importance of being able to answer questions and think on their feet.
Four members competed in the Agriscience Fair, displaying their research projects and two students were among 30 members from across the state selected to sing and play the guitar for over 3000 FFA members and guests. Six students received their state FFA degrees, the highest degree a State FFA Member can receive. The Mt. Juliet FFA Chapter was also recognized for having a 10 percent increase in membership, being a superior chapter and they received a Two-Star National Chapter Award.
The results are as follows: State Winner Cooperative Challenge-Eli Oliver, Lily Crickmar, Kalea Plummer, Nikki Mathis, & Lara Redmond; State Runner-up Marketing Plan-Bobbi Armstrong, Samantha Clifton, Kennedy Bohr; Top five Extemporaneous Speaking-Caitlin Davis; Sixth Farm Business Management-Caden Nevile, Connor Ott, Jeremy Roberts, Casey Bohr, Parker Redmond; Top 15 Agriculture Issues Forum-Logan Hemontolor, Autumn Hemontolor, Aaron Simpson, Jacob Plemons, Gunnison Goodwin, Alison Elmore, Breygan Jenkins, Lily Steed, & Austin Douglass; Six State Degree Recipients- Bobbi Armstrong, Miya Gaines, Caitlin Davis, Jimmy Davison, Jacob Beadles, Cannon Taylor; Agriscience Fair -Branson Hood, Logan Elmore, Mia Cortner, Rachel Reeves; 10 percent increase in Membership; State Superior Chapter Award; National Chapter 2 Star Award