King William FFA attends state convention

Special to the Review

The King William High School Future Farmers of America attended the 91st FFA State Convention, held June 26-29 on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Members from King William competed in the junior Ag. Mechanics contest and the Horse Hippology event. The Junior Ag. Mechanics team placed sixth in the state out of 25 teams. The contest consisted of a safety test, measuring exercises, problem solving, tool identification, woodworking skills and welding skills. Members who competed were Leah Pennington, Marc Gresham, Cole Richardson and Tanner Lipscomb.

The horse hippology team placed fifth in the state out of 40 teams. The contest consisted of breed identification, anatomy, diseases and tool identification, along with a team problem. The members who competed were Danielle Brown, Lexi Barefoot, Grace Trainum and Mattie Watkins.

The chapter won several awards, such as Superior Chapter-Silver rating, Eastern Area winner in Small Engines and Tractor Troubleshooting, Public Relations-Gold rating, Scrapbook award-Silver rating and Central Area Chapter Forestry and Wildlife award.

Gresham and Lipscomb served on the State Courtesy Corp., and Richardson and Watkins served as State Delegates.

Hill is the King William High School FFA advisor.

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