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Weatherford FFA students successful at Area 5 Contest

April 19, 2011 by Anonymous

The Weatherford FFA students traveled to Texas A&M Commerce on Thursday to compete in the Area 5 Judging Contests. In the state of Texas, most schools have an Agriculture Department and are heavenly involved in the student contests sponsored by the state FFA student organization. Most competitions have individual contests and team contests. Weatherford FFA students were successful again as 2 teams will advance to the state contest in: Dairy Foods, and Poultry. The students who competed in each contest and their results are to be congratulated for their accomplishments and we wish them success in the state contest.

The Dairy Foods contest had 140 students who competed. Weatherford students were: Courtney Hale placed 4th, Amanda Morris 13th, Tara Murray 14th, and Skylor Dobbs 38th. The team Placed 2nd in area. They will advance to the state contest April 21 at Tarleton State University.

The Poultry contest had 123 students who competed. Weatherford students had three of its members finish in the top 10 high individual scores: Tyler Pratt 2nd, Rachel Bedinger 8th, and Kaden Fowler 10th, and Reed Parker 55th. The team placed 3rd in area, securing a place at the state contests to be held at Texas A&M University in May.

Other contests where WHS FFA students competed were Floriculture. A total of 83 students competed from North Texas. Weatherford students were: Halle Grand 21st, Haley Farmer 26th, and Maurine Massey 30th. The team placed 8th in area, barely missing out a chance to advance. Dairy Cattle contest had 169 students compete. Weatherford students were: Tyra Brunz, Mitchell Gay, Allison Cox, and Taylor Travis. Livestock Evaluation contest had 80 teams compete. Weatherford students placed 28th in Area. Members are Aidan Pool, Emily Albert, Spencer Stubblefield, and Ashley Kemp. The Nursery and Landscape Team placed 8th in area, narrowly missing qualifying to compete at state. Team members include Hannah Penney, Kaleigh Parker, Mindy Miles, and Devan Webb.

Weatherford High School’s FFA teams were led by their sponsors Amber Jennings and K.C. Kemp.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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