Veribest FFA Chapter Excels at Invitational Events!|
Eleven FFA students reaped a harvest of recognitions at the March 23rd and 24th Invitational Events.
Founded in 1928, the Future Farmers of America brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. In Kansas City's Baltimore Hotel, 33 young farmboys charted a course for the future. They could not have foreseen how the organization would grow and thrive.
Since 1928, millions of agriculture students - no one knows exactly how many - have donned the official FFA jacket and championed the FFA creed. FFA has opened its doors and its arms to minorities and women, ensuring that all students could reap the benefits of agricultural education.
Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the nation's view of "traditional" agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into the classroom.
The Veribest Agricultural Sciences Education Program, managed by Mr. Drew Turner, a West Texas A&M graduate himself; has infused the educational process exceptionally well. Our students placed very well in the events that they participated in during these two invitationals.
On Friday, the 23rd of March at the West Texas A&M Invitational Career Development Event (CDE), Team Veribest placed 5th out of 26 teams in "Wool", while Charly Holik received 5th place individual and Kynsey Jones received 7th Place Individual in "Wool".
Also competing at this invitational were Horse Event: Angela Molina, Ashley Esquivel, Britnee Counts, Devitt Smetana; Cotton Event: Jordyn Bauerlein, Brianna Brown, and Zach Book. Angela Molina placed only (46) points out of first place in "Horse Event", in the top 25 percent of state participants.
On Saturday, the 24th of March at the Clarendon College Invitational CDE, Team Veribest placed 3rd out of 15 teams in "Wool", while Charly Holik received 5th place individual and Katie Thomas received 10th Place Individual in "Wool".
Also competing at this invitational were Wool Event: Kynsey Jones, Nycole Ruble; Livestock Event: Clay Shaefer, and Zach Book. Charly Holik placed only (17) points out of first place in "Wool", in the top 10 percent of state participants.
OUTSTANDING congratulations to all of our FFA students for there preparations and energies set forth. Best of luck in the upcoming Texas Tech Area and State Invitational CDE competitions April 14th and 21st in Lubbock, Texas.