Members of the Carson Valley Future Farmers of America Chapter participated in two National FFA Career Development Events held in conjunction with the 84th National FFA Convention Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis, Ind.
During the Floriculture Career Development Event, the team, led by advisor Allyson Lammiman, was awarded a silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 166 other participants.
Merecedes English received a silver emblem, Christina Beaty received a silver emblem, Laurel Brown received a silver emblem, and Tawnie Wentz received a silver emblem.
The top six individuals and the national winning team members received scholarships to further their education at a post-secondary institution of their choice.
In the floriculture event, FFA members test their knowledge and skills in the production and retailing of flowers, plants and foliage.
Participants must complete a general knowledge exam on the floriculture industry, identify plant materials, and demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills, employment and customer service skills, technical floral skills and the ability to work as a team.
Members of the Carson Valley FFA Chapter also participated in the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event.
The team, led by Lammiman, was awarded a silver emblem for that event.
Members also competed for individual awards with 174 other participants. Abigail Chitwood received a gold emblem, Kylen Flannagan received a silver emblem, Elana Ketchian received a silver emblem, and Rebecca Glocknitzer received a silver emblem.
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