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Hometown Hernando for Aug. 14

Hernando High School's Brooksville Sr. FFA Chapter recently returned from the 85th State FFA Convention in Orlando with several awards and honors.

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Several state FFA Agriscience Fair awards were presented. Delaney R. Ahrens placed first in Division 2/Animal Systems; Ruth Babione placed second in Division 2/Food Systems; Haley Jensen placed second in Division 2/Environmental; Sarah Beyer placed second in Division 1/Power Systems; and Savanna Wells placed second in Division 2/Power Systems.

Ahrens was the state winner of three proficiency awards, including agriscience research, feeder swine and agricultural education.

Ahrens, Stephanie Aubertin, Kayla Cole, Willow Fletcher and Katie Ward all received state FFA degrees. Nicole Bennett, Allison Coelho, Marissa Mancillas and Melissa Ritter all received American FFA degrees.

In the Florida state Star Program, Colson Cannon was a Star Greenhand state finalist and the state winner; Ahrens was a state Star Agriscience state finalist and the state winner; Stephanie Aubertin was a state Star Agriscience state finalist, and Katie Ward was a state Star Agriscience state finalist. It was the second year in a row that all of the state finalists have come from Hernando High School and Brooksville Sr. FFA.

In the chapter awards category, Brooksville Sr. FFA was named a Premier Chapter, Florida's Finest Chapter (top 10 percent), a 100 Percent Membership Chapter, and, for the 10th straight year, the state finalist in the Florida FFA Chapter Co-op Program.

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Hometown Hernando for Aug. 14 08/13/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:48am]
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