The Stephenville High School FFA accomplished quite an achievement at the Tarleton State University Invitational Career Development contest winning the sweepstakes for the fourth year in a row.
“The invitational is the largest contest of this type in the nation with over 8,900 students competing from 473 schools,” said Michael Rainey, agriculture science teacher. “The chapter also won $6,000 in scholarship money.”
The Farm Business Management team—Jordan Carter, Macy Tarpley, Riley McKinzie, Luke Weber and Caroly Leija—placed first out of 41 teams. The Wildlife team—Micah Rainey, Sam Cannon, Katelynn Butler, Shaelyn Rainey and Allissa Davis—received first place out of 101 teams. The Floriculture team—Claudia Landa, Katie Robertson, Danielle Dunn, Faith Cox and Carl Golightly—placed first out of 128 teams. The Horse team—Taylor Barnes, Luke Fritts, Grace Gillespie, Jarrod Lee and Calli Schmutz—placed first.
The Livestock team—Tanner Barnes, Conner McKinzie, Sidney Love, Jessica Dammers and Morgan Garza—placed second out of 266 teams. The Meats team—Jake Bagby, Reese Wilson, Holden Haile, Brice Cline and Zane Drury—placed sixth out of 64 teams. The Entomology team—Eamonn Delaney, Danny Croft, Maverick London, Hayden Monk and Jacob Worley—place 10th out of 102 teams. The Milk Quality team—Devon Roeming, Heidy Sieperda, Haily Sieperda, Cole Smith and Madi Ingram—place 12th out of 113 teams. The Wool team—Luke Bullard, Tyelir Brown, Trevor Easter, Jadie Hargrove and Kindall Manning—placed 12th out of 65 teams. The Dairy team—Ashlyn Terpstra, Brendan Ballard, Maddi Grimes, Colton Price and John Terpstra—place 13th out of 126 teams.