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December 8, 2014
Granbury FFA  
Members of the Granbury FFA chapter competed in Leadership Development Event state competition on December 5, 2014, at Sam Houston State University.
Granbury students placed in Ag Issues, Ag Advocacy, Senior FFA Quiz events. With more than one thousand FFA chapters across the state, this put Granbury in the Top 20.
“Advancing to the semifinals in the contests was a major undertaking. Months of preparation and practice were required to accomplish this feat,” commented sponsor Nate Newton, a Granbury High School agricultural science teacher.
Students began the statewide tournament in thirteen different events, which focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization.
The Texas FFA is one of the nation’s largest state FFA Associations with more than 106,000 members and more than 1,045 FFA chapters. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
Pictured above are (left to right) sponsor Nate Newton, Colten Bison, Savanna Shelnutt, Alex Myers, Sean Keys, Kena Williams, Sarah Spradlin, Emily Brite, Morgan Allen, Sam Spradlin, E.B. Hull, sponsor Chelsea Campbell, and sponsor Trey Keys.