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Madison FFA students advance to national competition

The James Madison FFA Agronomy Career Development Event and the Agricultural Communications Career Development Event teams were named 2014 Texas FFA State Champions on April 26, at Texas Tech University. The win advances the team of four and team of three respectively, to the national competition that will take place during the 2014 National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, 2014.

Agronomy Students

Agronomy Career Develoment team members Hailey Noble, a senior at James Madison High School, Joshua Doria, Colton Pouncy, and Meghan Robarge, juniors at Madison, competed in a multifaceted competition that tested their knowledge of agronomic science through problem and solution scenarios and identification of seeds, insects, soils and crops.  

The state contest consisted of 24 teams from across the state of Texas. Top 10 awards were given to the high scoring individuals of the whole contest, and the results were as follows: Noble, sixth, Doria, third, Pouncy, fourth, and Robarge, seventh. The team was coached by James Willson, a member of the Agriscience Magnet Program faculty at James Madison High School.

Agricultural Communications Career Development team members Kelsi Christian, a senior at James Madison High School, Sevanna Stewart, a junior, and Katie Kendrick, a sophomore, competed in the multifaceted competition that tested their skills in various areas of the agricultural communications field.

Ag Communications students

The state contest consisted of 29 teams from across the state of Texas. Top 10 awards were given to the high scoring individuals of the contest, and the results were as follows:  Christian, fourth, Stewart, third, and Kendrick, nineteenth. The team was coached by Tyler Price who is a student teacher from Oklahoma State University and is completing his field experience training with the Agriscience Magnet Program at Madison.

Throughout the contest, participants attended a simulated news conference and used the information gathered to complete individual practicums in writing, electronic media and design. Members also completed an Associated Press Style editing and communications quiz.

Posted on May 5, 2014