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2016-17 Highlights

 The heart of the National FFA Organization is at the local chapter level. Leadership is provided by officers who are elected each year.

The David Crockett FFA 2016-2017 Officer Team

President- Chloe Ford.  Secretary- Aisling Hagan. 
Treasurer- Brett Barnett. Reporter- Josh Bruni.

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CONGRATS to Kenzie Bastian, currently serving as Regional Secretary
of the East TN FFA Regional Officer Team.


 CURRENT 2016-17 DAVID CROCKETT FFA CDE PLACINGS:

District Land Judging CDE (@ Unicoi County):
1st Place - Josh Bruni, Mattie Chase, Alexis Freeman, Jordan Williams.
1st High Individual - Josh Bruni. 
Also competing - Aisling Hagan, Madajah Manning, James Timmons, Daniel Tipton, Daniel Williams.

Regional Land Judging CDE (@ Knoxville):
6th place - Josh Bruni, Mattie Chase, Alexis Freeman, Jordan Williams.
Also competing - Aisling Hagan.

District Forestry CDE (@ Sullivan County):
1st Place - Maggie Anderson, Josh Bruni, Alexis Freeman, Aisling Hagan.
1st High Individual - Aisling Hagan.
Also competing - Team Green: Abi Cowden, Madajah Manning, Sarah Sanborn, Anna Young. Team Gold: Taylor Campbell, Bria Malone, Paula Malone, Jordan Williams.

National Nursery/Landscape CDE (@ Indianapolis, IN):
8th Place, Gold Emblem Award - Brett Barnett, Josh Bruni, Chloe Ford, Allison Flanary. 

National Floriculture CDE (@ Indianapolis, IN):
9th Place, Gold Emblem Award - Kenzie Bastian, Troix Cox, Aisling Hagan, Cole Tipton.

CCM LDE (Conduct of Chapter Meeting):
   DISTRICT LDE: 1st place.    SUB-REGIONAL LDE: 1st place.    REGIONAL LDE: 5th place.

   Bailey Wynn, Anna Young, Jordan Williams, Daniel Williams, Mattie Chase, Maddie Ferguson, Hanna Tate.

Creed LDE:   
   DISTRICT LDE: 1st place.     SUB-REGIONAL LDE: 3rd place.   REGIONAL LDE: 4th place.

   Anna Young.

Employment Skills LDE:
   DISTRICT LDE: 1st place.    SUB-REGIONAL LDE: 6th place.  
   Chloe Ford.

Extemporaneous Speaking LDE:
   DISTRICT LDE: 1st place.    SUB-REGIONAL LDE: 3rd place.   REGIONAL LDE: 2nd place.   STATE LDE: 5th place.
   Alexis Freeman. 

Prepared Speaking LDE:
   DISTRICT LDE: 3rd place.
   Sarah Sanborn.

Floriculture CDE:
   REGIONAL CDE: 2nd place.    STATE CDE: 3rd place.
   Taylor Campbell, Emily Johnson, Jade Welch, Anna Young.

Nursery/Landscape CDE:
   REGIONAL CDE: 1st place.    STATE CDE: 3rd place.
   Mattie Chase, Abi Cowden, Alexis Freeman, Daniel Tipton.

Envirothon Competition:
   REGIONAL Competition: 1st place.   STATE Competition: 4th place.
   Josh Bruni, Taylor Campbell, Alexis Freeman, Aisling Hagan, Anna Young

State Forestry CDE:
   1st place, STATE CHAMPS!
   
Abi Cowden, Alexis Freeman, Aisling Hagan, Jade Welch. Also participating: Taylor Campbell.
   1st High Individual: Aisling Hagan.


State-winning Nursery/Landscape Team:
NATIONAL FFA GOLD EMBLEM - 8TH PLACE IN THE NATION!

Brett Barnett, Josh Bruni, Chloe Ford, and Allison Flanary of the David Crockett FFA Chapter represented Tennessee in the 2016 National FFA Nursery/Landscape CDE during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The team placed 8th in the National Contest out of 42 states. They received a Gold Emblem award, which is awarded to the top tier teams. A 8th place finish in the Nation is a remarkable feat! Brett Barnett, Josh Bruni, and Chloe Ford won Individual Gold Emblems for their performances.

The contest consisted of plant identification of 116 plants, landscape estimating, general knowledge exam, propagation, a written exercise, a verbal exercise, a team presentation, and a team skills challenge. The contest was completed during a mentally grilling 2 days as they competed against teams from California to Florida.

 

 

State-winning Floriculture Team:
NATIONAL FFA GOLD EMBLEM - 9TH PLACE IN THE NATION!

Kenzie Bastian, Troix Cox, Aisling Hagan, and Cole Tipton of the David Crockett FFA Chapter represented Tennessee in the 2016 National FFA Floriculture CDE during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The team placed 9th in the National Contest out of 43 states. They received a Gold Emblem award, which is awarded to the top tier teams. A 9th place finish in the Nation is a remarkable feat! Kenzie Bastian and Cole Tipton won Individual Gold Emblems for their performances.

The contest consisted of plant identification of 120 plants, general knowledge exam, propagation, floral arrangement, job interview, 1-on-1 sales, dish garden arrangement, and a team activity. The team scored an amazing 945 out of 1000 points for their team activity. The contest was completed during a mentally grilling 2 days as they competed against teams from California to Florida.


 DAVID CROCKETT FFA LAND JUDGING TEAM
WINS DISTRICT LAND JUDGING!

Team members Josh Bruni, Mattie Chase, Alexis Freeman, and Jordan Williams placed 1st in the District Land Judging CDE. The team beat 11 other schools in the competition. Josh Bruni was 1st High Individual.
The team placed 6th in the Regional CDE. The Regional CDE is one of the most competitive FFA events of the year.
The competition consisted of determining soil characteristics and the interpretation of the characteristics for home and crop suitability. Members are required to analyze 4 land sites by using critical thinking skills, water calculations, slope percentage, and other soil aspects. 
Also competing in the District CDE were Aisling Hagan, Madajah Manning, James Timmons, Daniel Tipton, and Daniel Williams.

DAVID CROCKETT FFA DISTRICT FORESTRY TEAM
PLACES 1ST in the DISTRICT FORESTRY CDE!

Team members are Maggie Anderson, Josh Bruni, Alexis Freeman, and Aisling Hagan. 
Aisling Hagan is 1st High Individual.

- The competition consisted of tree identification, tree measurement, equipment identification, disorders identification, and 
   a general knowledge exam. 
- The District CDE (Career Development Event) involved 9 schools from the Watauga FFA District. The State Forestry 
  CDE will be held in June.
- Also competing in the CDE were: Taylor Campbell, Abi Cowden, Bria Malone, Paula Malone, Madajah Manning, Sarah Sanborn, Jordan Williams, and Anna Young. 
 

 

 

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