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FFA Chapter competes at State Convention

Members of the Buckingham Middle School FFA Chapter competed in several competitions June 18-21 at the 92nd State Convention held on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. FFA competitions are designed to use knowledge and skills the competitors have learned in their Agricultural Education courses.

This year there were five teams from the middle school that competed. The members spent many hours outside of class practicing and preparing for their contest. They did very well representing Buckingham Middle School.

The Middle School Small Animal Care team placed third overall with Alana Ballowe placing third individually. Other teammates included Haley Peins and Trenton Snoddy. Sherry Dorrier coached the team.

Middle school members also competed in the Plant Science, Food & Fiber, FFA Quiz Bowl, and Agriscience Technology and Mechanics, career development events. The Plant Science team placed 10th overall. The team consisted of Jordan Dorrier, Courtney Agee, Justice Steger and Cadence Campbell.

The Food & Fiber team placed 18th overall. The team consisted of Griffin Haines, Haylie Hucks and Jacob Palmore.

The Quiz Bowl team placed 10th overall. The team consisted of Emma Staton, Nathan Shippee, James Motley and Daniel Farrish. The teams were coached by Sherry Dorrier.

The Mechanics team placed 20th overall. Team members included Eli Bryant, Thomas Page, Holden Tyson and Camden Allen.

The mechanics team was coached by Sherry Dorrier and Andrew Schmitt. The Buckingham Middle Chapter was also recognized with the Superior Chapter Award silver rating and a public relations award.