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Thursday, October 27, 2011
AMCHS FFA team award national gold emblem
The A&M Consolidated FFA Chapter earned a gold emblem at the recent National FFA Agricultural Mechanics Development Event held recently in Indianapolis.
Cole Sustaire, Jordan Harris, Colton Hanson and Matthew Telg competed against 46 other teams from across the country in the contest, which was held in conjunction with the National FFA Convention.
In addition, contestants competed for individual awards against 170 competitors. Sustaire received a gold emblem, while Harris, Hanson and Telg each received a silver emblem.
The National FFA Agricultural Mechanics Development Event is a competitive activity that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Activities included in the event are a written exam, a team activity, demonstration of problem-solving skills, and hands-on performance activities.
Areas of emphasis include environmental and natural resource systems; machinery and equipment systems; structural and energy systems; and industry and marketing systems.
Each team in the event competed with other chapters in their state for the privilege of participating in the national event.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture – as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.