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North Miami FFA Teams Advance to State Soil Contest

Published: Friday, October 13, 2017

The North Miami FFA chapter competed in the Area 8 soils competition on Oct. 5 at Camp Cullom near Frankfort in Clinton County. North Miami had a very successful day in this contest, with many students and teams placing in the top ten. Seven North Miami teams earned their way to the state contest which will be held on Oct. 14 in Vincennes.

North Miami had four masters teams compete in the area soils contest. Nine students made it in the top 10 in the masters division. These students consisted of Gavin Dyson in 10th, Abby Pfaffenbach in ninth, Hannah McVay in eighth, Eilee Deniston in sixth, Kate Cobbler in fifth, Austin Carter in fourth, Makinzie France in third, Blake Sadowsky in second, and Cody Francis in first. North Miami master teams placed first, second, third and fifth. The top team included Cody Francis, Kate Cobler, Eilee Deniston and Abby Pfaffenbach.

The North Miami senior teams also did very well. There are two different categories in this section consisting of an FFA and 4-H division. Four students made it in the top ten for FFA, these students included, Owen Hileman in ninth, Taylor Hoover in fifth, Bailey Keim in fourth, and Cameron Early in third. North Miami FFA teams placed second, fourth, 23rd and 24th overall with Rochester FFA claiming first.

North Miami also had eight individuals place in the top ten for 4-H, these students included Britney Stroud in eighth, Anna Eckrote in seventh, Lincoln Wildermuth in sixth, Cain Clingaman in fifth, Ethan Butcher in fourth, Zane Hanaway in third, Clay Wildermuth in second, and Trey Mettler placing first. North Miami 4-H teams place first and second overall.

The North Miami junior soils team placed third overall. The team consisted of Alaina Weaver, Abby Richardson and Grant Wildermuth. Alaina Weaver for placed seventh individually in the junior division.

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