Quitman FFA advances teams to area contest


After excelling at the district contest in Grand Saline last Wednesday, Quitman FFA has eight teams advancing to the area content at Texas State Technical College this week.

FFA students focus on 13 events dealing with public speaking, decision making, critical thinking, communication and knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization.

The students will compete on Nov. 14 in Marshall.

In preparation, Quitman competed in various leadership contests prior to district. These competitions include Alba-Golden, Winona and Waskom.

The results of the district contest are as follows:

Advancing to Area Contest:

First place Agricultural Advocacy:

Brenley von Reyn, Jentri Jackson, Jordyn Blalock and Lexi Wilson

First place Senior Skills:

Jordyn Blalock, Julia Simpkins and Whitnee Wieher

First place Junior Skills:

Avery von Reyn, Kennedi Howle and Elizabeth Herring

Second place FFA Broadcasting:

Josh Medlin, Jentri Jackson and Lucy Brannon

Second Junior Chapter Conducting:

Harlie Haney, Wyatt Hightower, Katy Knutson, Brooklyn Marcee, Alexis O’Neal, Gavin Oakes, Sydney Reid and Matthew Smith

Second place Public Relations:

Keeley Glidewell, Lindsey Hornaday, Lucy Brannon and Shelby Hayes

Fourth place Senior Chapter Conducting:

Wyatt Bashiom, Alyssa Creed, Aliegh Farham, Shelby Hayes, Branden Sessions, Brayden Sessions and Lexi Wilson

Fourth place Agricultural Issues:

Rhiana Bradshaw, Kasey Davis, Courtney McCollum, Kayla Munger, Crystal Plata, Brayden Sessions and Kendal Wiley

Other unadvancing placings:

Fifth place Senior Quiz:

Branden Sessions, Kathryn Hudman, Marcus Pollard and Hallie Davis

Fifth place Greenhand Creed Speaking:

Alexis O’Neal

Seventh place Greenhand Quiz:

Ava Burroughs, Hannah Curry, Mason Reynolds and Parker Simpkins

Ninth place Job Interview:

Brenley von Reyn

16th place Senior Creed Speaking:

Aliegh Farham