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East Central FFA competes at state
East Central Ag Issues team, state semifinalist — (from left) Shelbie Knox, Cheyenne Zaiontz, Paige Kosub, Stephanie Geistweidt, Ciarra Gawlik, Jordan Hevner, and Johnna Pieniazek
Nine members of the East Central FFA chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 6 to compete in Texas FFA Leadership Career Development Events.
East Central’s teams qualified for state competition by finishing first or second in district competition and first or second in area competition. The team of Ciarra Gawlik, Stephanie Geistweidt, Jordan Hevner, Shelbie Knox, Paige Kosub, Johnna Pieniazek, and Cheyenne Zaiontz were semifinalists in the Agricultural Issues Forum Contest. A total of 160 teams from across the state competed for state honors.
East Central’s Junior Creed speaker Cayla Golson qualified for state competition by finishing first at district and first at area competition. A freshman at East Central, Cayla was a semifinalist in the event against 700 other FFA members.
Sophomore Kylie Patterson placed third in the Senior Creed speaking contest against 790 speakers. Kylie qualified for state competition by finishing first at district and second at area competition.
Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in hosting these competitions for 78 years.
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