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STHS FFA Wildlife Management Team Takes 2nd Place

Left to right, Jeremy Brooks (STCCFFA advisor),, Tori Lazenby, Andrew Ball, ben Rohr, Logan Pollock, Diana Palma, Geddings Jhant and Darla Steele (STCCFFA advisor).

Left to right, Jeremy Brooks (STCCFFA advisor),, Tori Lazenby, Andrew Ball, ben Rohr, Logan Pollock, Diana Palma, Geddings Jhant and Darla Steele (STCCFFA advisor).

February 10, 2013 – Students of the Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Association spent their Saturday on the Horry Georgetown Technical College campus in Georgetown South Carolina participating in the South Carolina FFA State Wildlife Management Career Development Competition.  Students in the Wildlife Career Development Event, earn the opportunity to demonstrate their technical and management skills as it relates to wildlife, habitat, and harvesting regulations.

Students tested their knowledge through a written exam; plant, animal, and equipment identification stations; and completed a team activity related to wildlife.

This year, 30 teams competed for the title of State Champion. The Strom Thurmond FFA chapter took home 2nd place honors.  Members of the Strom Thurmond team were: Ben Rohr, Logan Pollock, Geddings Jhant, Diana Palma, Tori Lazenby, and Andrew Ball.  Their advisors are Mr. Jeremy Brooks and Mrs. Darla Steele.  A special thank you to Horry Georgetown Technical College for hosting and sponsoring the event.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more information visit www.ffa.org, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information regarding the agriculture program at the Strom Thurmond Career Center, contact Darla Steele or Jeremy Brooks at the career center, (803) 275-1767 or visit the agriculture program website at www.stromthurmondffa.com.