12/30/13 Southern Alamance FFA Honors

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Southern Alamance FFA Honors
Nursery, landscape team tops event again
The Southern High FFA Nursery and Landscape team earned fi rst place in the nation in the Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event at the recent 86th annual National FFA Convention. The Patriots earned fi rst-place national honors for the second year in a row and for the third time in the past four years. From a fi eld of 160 competitors, Austin Greeson earned fi rst place High Individual and teammate Drew Hanford earned eighth place High Individual. From left are FFA advisor Nick Anders, Austin Greeson, Drew Hanford, D.J. Johnson and Blake Oakley with a sponsor representative from Stihl.

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The Times-News 12/30/13  
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The Southern High FFA Nursery and Landscape team earned first place in the nation in the Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event at the recent 86th annual National FFA Convention. The Patriots earned first-place national honors for the second year in a row and for the third time in the past four years. From a field of 160 competitors, Austin Greeson earned first place High Individual and teammate Drew Hanford earned eighth place High Individual. From left are FFA advisor Nick Anders, Austin Greeson, Drew Hanford, D.J. Johnson and Blake Oakley with a sponsor representative from Stihl.

Floriculture team earns fourth place
The Southern High Floriculture Career Development Event Team earned fourth-place national honors at the 86th annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., with team member Matthew Sublett earning sixth-place High Individual status from among 175 competitors. The team includes, from left, Mr. Nick Anders, advisor, Tanner Greeson, Matthew Sublett, Zack Thompson and Katie Way.
The Southern High Floriculture Career Development Event Team earned fourth-place national honors at the 86th annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., with team member Matthew Sublett earning sixth-place High Individual status from among 175 competitors. The team includes, from left, Mr. Nick Anders, advisor, Tanner Greeson, Matthew Sublett, Zack Thompson and Katie Way.
 
FFA team earns third-place honors
Competing for the fi rst time in the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event that included 170 participants, the Southern Alamance High School FFA team earned third-place national honors with Lauren Lloyd earning eighth-place High Individual honors. Team members included Lauren Lloyd, Jacy Kirkpatrick, Allyson Patterson and Lillie Whetzel. Advisor is Mrs. Lynn Stas. From left, are team advisor Lynn Stas, Jacy Kirkpatrick, Lauren Lloyd, Allyson Patterson and Lillie Whetzel pictured with national sponsors.
Competing for the first time in the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event that included 170 participants, the Southern Alamance High School FFA team earned third-place national honors with Lauren Lloyd earning eighth-place High Individual honors. Team members included Lauren Lloyd, Jacy Kirkpatrick, Allyson Patterson and Lillie Whetzel. Advisor is Mrs. Lynn Stas. From left, are team advisor Lynn Stas, Jacy Kirkpatrick, Lauren Lloyd, Allyson Patterson and Lillie Whetzel pictured with national sponsors.
 
Floriculture team earns fourth place
The Southern High Floriculture Career Development Event Team earned fourth-place national honors at the 86th annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., with team member Matthew Sublett earning sixth-place High Individual status from among 175 competitors. The team includes, from left, Mr. Nick Anders, advisor, Tanner Greeson, Matthew Sublett, Zack Thompson and Katie Way.
The Southern High Floriculture Career Development Event Team earned fourth-place national honors at the 86th annual National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., with team member Matthew Sublett earning sixth-place High Individual status from among 175 competitors. The team includes, from left, Mr. Nick Anders, advisor, Tanner Greeson, Matthew Sublett, Zack Thompson and Katie Way.
 
Agronomy squad earns Silver Emblem status
The Southern High FFA team competing in the Agronomy Career Development Event at the 86th annual National FFA Convention earned Silver Emblem Team status in the 36-team event after several levels of competition with testing on agronomic sciences, identifi cation of seeds, insects, soil and crops and other management practices. Team member Gavin Teague earned Gold Emblem Individual status with Josh Chick, Patrick More and Stephen Handy earning Silver Emblem status from among 143 competitors. Advisor is Mr. Nick Anders.
The Southern High FFA team competing in the Agronomy Career Development Event at the 86th annual National FFA Convention earned Silver Emblem Team status in the 36-team event after several levels of competition with testing on agronomic sciences, identification of seeds, insects, soil and crops and other management practices. Team member Gavin Teague earned Gold Emblem Individual status with Josh Chick, Patrick More and Stephen Handy earning Silver Emblem status from among 143 competitors. Advisor is Mr. Nick Anders.
 
Forestry team earns national honors
The Southern High Patriot FFA team competing in the Forestry Career Development Event at the 86th annual National FFA Convention earned 15th place after demonstrating their knowledge and skills in forest management. Participants were judged on tree identifi cation, timber estimation, identifying tree/ forest disorders, current forestry issues and applying classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Judging events were held in the Bernheim Forest in Clermont, Ky. The Southern team, from left, includes Keith Jones, advisor, Hannah Carter, Graham Kirkpatrick, Jessica Staley and John Teague.
The Southern High Patriot FFA team competing in the Forestry Career Development Event at the 86th annual National FFA Convention earned 15th place after demonstrating their knowledge and skills in forest management. Participants were judged on tree identification, timber estimation, identifying tree/ forest disorders, current forestry issues and applying classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Judging events were held in the Bernheim Forest in Clermont, Ky. The Southern team, from left, includes Keith Jones, advisor, Hannah Carter, Graham Kirkpatrick, Jessica Staley and John Teague.